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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 18-21, 2020
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: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (EST)
Location: Virtual (link to be emailed)

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new students.

Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) TA Orientation

TLTC will offer a Quickstart to Teaching Online and also provide optional asynchronous resources for new TAs. New TAs will be required to attend one of the sessions offered.

TLTC Quickstart to Teaching Online

Dates/Times (multiple sessions offered): August 14, 2020, 12:00-2:00 p.m. EST; August 17, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST; August 20, 2020, 4:30-6:30 p.m. EST; August 25, 2020, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual (more information sent after registration)
Registration: Visit the TLTC website to register for this event.

Who should attend? This University-wide 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.