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|
|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 contact all new teaching assistants, research assistants, and fellows to provide forms and information needed to complete your appointment. 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.
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.|