January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011 Archives

CLA NOW MEETING

The next CLA NOW Meeting is on January 13, 2011, from 9:00-10:30, in room 275 Nicholson Hall.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY POLICY FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS

If your department employs graduate or undergraduate teaching assistants (TAs) whose home language growing up was not English, now is the time to check UM Reports to make sure that your current or future TAs have attained the proper English Language Proficiency (ELP) rating to hold a TA position.

Please inform non-native English speaking students who are TAs or instructors with an ELP rating lower than "1" that the policy requires them to either:

  • enroll in an International TA Program course (GRAD 5105, GRAD 5102, or Foundations); or
  • take the SETTA (Spoken English Test for TAs) if they wish to try to increase their ELP rating.

There is currently space available for students to take the SETTA next week, January 10-14. Interested students are eligible for the SETTA if, in the last 12 months, they have not taken the SPEAK Test, SETTA, or a course in the International TA Program (i.e., GRAD 5105, GRAD 5102, or Foundations).

SETTA Test Information and Schedule: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/itap/settaeligibility/index.html

Departments may request exemptions to the English requirements by emailing the student's name, ID number, and reason for the exemption to me at
lindg027@umn.edu.  If you need more information, feel free to contact me or access the websites listed below.

Thank you.


Jeff Lindgren
Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
612.625.3070
lindg027@umn.edu

International Teaching Assistant program and courses - http://www.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/itap/index.html
English Proficiency Policy - http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/hr/Performance/LANGUAGE.html
Consultations for all instructional staff and TAs - http://www.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/consultations/index.html

Center for Teaching and Learning
University Office Plaza, Suite 400
2221 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612.625.3041
teachlrn@umn.edu
www.teaching.umn.edu

CLA Academic Technology Showcase

Wednesday, April 6, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Union

The College of Liberal Arts Office of Information Technology is pleased to host the fourth annual Academic Technology Showcase. This poster-style showcase will feature exhibits on innovative technologies for teaching and research. Come join us for this exciting event! U of M faculty, staff and students are welcome.

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