Announcing the New Teaching Affiliates for 2013
This year’s graduate student Teaching Affliliates are, left to right,
Oscar Ayala (Biomedical Engineering), Karen Childress (Economics),Vivian Finch (German),
Jane Hirtle (Psychology and Human Development), Mary Keithly (Chemistry), Matt Owen (History),
Ryan Ortega (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Danielle Picard (History),
Tessy Sebastian (Biological Sciences), and Ansley Quiros (History).
The Center for Teaching is excited to announce the Teaching Affiliates for 2013.
Teaching Affiliates create and facilitate sessions for TA Orientation, an event that helps prepare new TAs to launch their careers as junior teachers at Vanderbilt. At TA Orientation, Teaching Affiliates work with groups of new TAs in their own or related disciplines to help prepare the TAs for common challenges related to grading, office hours, or discipline-specific pedagogies. Their thoughtful work helps make the CFT’s biggest annual event a success.