MEI ITA Evaluation
All international students serving as teaching assistants in the fall are required to take the International Teaching Assistant Evaluation given by the Maryland English Institute (MEI).
|MEI ITA Evaluation Prep Session|
Date: August 16, 2021
|MEI ITA Evaluation|
|Date: August 17-20, 2021
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced
|Who should attend? Mandatory for all international students serving as teaching assistants in the fall. Our office will contact you with more information about this evaluation over the summer.|
Payroll and Benefits Orientation
The Payroll Office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will hold a Payroll and Benefits Orientation. International students should have access to their passports and I-20s, and US citizens and permanent residents should have access to their driver's licenses. If possible, all students should have their bank account information to set-up direct deposit. To view descriptions of health benefit plans and insurance premiums for each plan prior to the payroll orientation, visit the University Human Resources website.
|Payroll and Benefits Orientation|
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
|Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all all new teaching assistants, research assistants, and fellows.|
New Student Welcome and Orientation
The ECE Graduate Studies Office will hold a welcome and orientation session for all new students.
|New Student Welcome and Orientation|
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
|Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new students.|
Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) TA Orientation
TLTC will offer a Live Webinar for Graduate TAs and also provide optional asynchronous resources for new TAs. New TAs will be required to attend one of the sessions offered.
|TLTC Live Webinar for Graduate TAs|
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
|Who should attend? This University-wide TA orientation is mandatory for all students who will be serving as a TA for the first time in the fall, including fellows. Attendance is a requirement of the TA contract.|
Graduate School Asynchronous New Student Orientation
The Graduate School is hosting a campus-wide Graduate School New Student Orientation asynchronously through ELMS-Canvas. Anyone with UMD credentials can access the orientations through Open Learning.
|Asynchronous New Student Orientation|
|Who should attend? This University-wide orientation is optional for all new students.|