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Grad Orientation 2019

Geology Graduate Program Committee: James Lamsdell (chair), Kathleen Benison, Shikha Sharma, Dorothy Vesper (on sabbatical 2019),

Check back often as the schedule is still being revised!

Date

Time

Event (details below)

Lead(s)

Location
Thurs
Aug 15
9:30-12:00 New geology graduate student welcome and orientation; photos @ 12:00 Lamsdell & Benison Brooks Hall, 325
1:00-3:00 Academic advising groups (20 min. meeting time assigned to each student) faculty Brooks, 324 and 325





Fri
Aug 16

8:00-12:30

WVU new GTA orientation (required by WVU of all new GTAs)

WVU

Ming Hsieh Hall, G20
2:00-3:00 GTA lottery (bring your course schedule) - required for all Geology GTAs. If you cannot attend, you need to send a proxy Lamsdell & Benison Brooks, 325
4:00 - 4:15 Initial meeting for GEOL 790 Teaching Practicum Lebold   Brooks, 325
4;15-5:15 TA meeting for GEOL 102 Lebold Brooks, 105





Mon.
Aug 19
9:30-10:30 G&G computer network orientation  Crowe Brooks, 4th floor computer labs


Wed
Aug 21
Fall classes start


Fri
Aug 30
G&G Dept Picnic at Dorsey Knob (look for details in your mail box)

THURSDAY AUGUST 15

New Geology Graduate Student Welcome Session

9:30 - 12:00, Thursday, Aug. 15, 325 Brooks Hall

Welcome to WVU Grad Program & Introductions Dr. Tim Carr (G&G chair), Dr. Jaime Toro (Geology Program Chair)
Overview of orientation and agenda for the day Dr. James Lamsdell (Geology Grad Program Chair)
Meet the staff Ms. Lisa Lively and Hope Stewart; Mr. Randy Crowe, Josh Smith
Overview of Grad Program – Research, curriculum, advising.  Questions & Answers Drs. James Lamsdell and Kathleen Benison
Group & individual photos Lisa Lively

Student Advising Meetings 

Sharma, Carr, Toro, Russoniello, Weislogel 324 Brooks Hall

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Time Student
1:00 Abersold
1:20   Beacon
1:40 Brady
2:00 Donmover
2:20 Jackson
2:40 Williams
3:00 Carpinello

Lamsdell, Benison, Andrews, 325 Brooks Hall

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Time        Student       
1:00 Bhattacharya
1:20  Hughes
1:40 Yesenchack 
2:00 Petras
2:20 Pettus
2:40 Schreder-Gomes
3:00 McGrady


New Student Roster (*PhD students)

Name

Primary interest

Office

Advisor

Abersold, Bruno

Energy

TBA

Carr

Beacom, Garrett

Strat, Energy

TBA

Weislogel

*Bhattacharya, Shailee

Geochem  

TBA

Sharma

Brady, Jonathan

Energy

TBA

Carr

Carpinello, D. Jesse

Hydro

TBA

Russoniello

Donmoyer, Shaun

Geochem

TBA

Sharma

*Hughes, Emily

Paleontology

TBA

Lamsdell

Jackson, Emily

Energy

TBA

Carr

McGrady, Andrew

Igneous

TBA

Andrews

Petras, Brigitte

Sedimentology

TBA

Benison

Pettus, Holly  

Igneous

TBA

Andrews

Schreder-Gomes, Sara

Sedimentology

TBA

Benison

Williams, Spencer

Energy

TBA

Sharma/Carr

Yesenchack, Rachel

Geochem

TBA

Sharma


FRIDAY AUGUST 16

WVU Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation: Introduction to Effective Teaching

As a new Graduate Teaching Assistant at WVU, you should complete both parts of the GTA Orientation:
  1. Face-to-Face Orientation  (Friday, August 16, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Ming Hsieh Hall G20)
  2. Online modules (Complete these modules by the beginning of Fall semester) (access instructions, download pdf)

Topics:

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) As an instructor, you are responsible for maintaining confidentiality around students’ personal information, including their grades and performance in the course. This module will help you anticipate common FERPA issues that instructors face and will help you avoid FERPA violations.
Academic Integrity and Dishonesty The module explores several forms of academic dishonesty and provides information to prevent academic dishonesty and maintain WVU academic integrity code in the classroom.
Diversity and Accessibility When you teach, you will have a diversity of learners. This module shares ideas on how to teach diverse learners in your classroom and assist students with special needs and accommodations
Integrating School and Life This module will help you identify resources available at WVU that can help you and your students balance school and life.

TA Lottery (mandatory for all GTAs)

3:00-4:00 am, Friday, August 16 
325 Brooks Hall (Lamsdell & Benison)

Want to win the Lottery?? Here we'll assign teaching activities (teaching labs, assisting profs in large lecture courses, etc). Bring your personal class schedule. Mandatory for all TAs.  If for any reason you do not show up at this meeting, your TA assignments will be made without your input. It will then be your responsibility to resolve any conflict between your own courses and TA assignment. 

First meeting of GEOL 790 Teaching Practicum (mandatory for GTAs)

4:00-4:15 pm, Friday, August 16 
325 Brooks Hall, Dr. Joe Lebold

Orientation for GEOL 102 labs (mandatory for 102 GTAs)

3:45-4:30 pm, Friday, August 10 
105 Brooks Hall, Dr. Joe Lebold

4:15-5:15 pm, Friday, August 16 
105 Brooks Hall, Dr. Joe Lebold

This is the first weekly meeting for TAs of Geol 102: Introductory Physical Geology.


MONDAY AUGUST 19

Introduction to Our Computer Network

9:30 – 10:30 am, Monday Aug. 19 
Brooks Hall 4th floor computer suite
Randy Crowe, Josh Smith (G/G Systems Administrators)

An orientation to the department’s computer facilities and policies. Get a network account, e-mail address, and key to the computer room.


Office of Graduate Education and Life University-wide Grad Orientation (attendance voluntary) 

1:00-4:00 PM, Monday August 19, The Gluck Theater, Mountainlair. Link to site


FRIDAY AUGUST 30

Welcome Back Picnic 4-9 PM, Friday August 24 

Dorseys Knob Park, http://www.boparc.org/dorseys-knob-lodge.html

Social get-together so that old and new can meet informally. Bring a covered dish and whatever drinks you wish, but no drinks in glass. Significant others and families and well-behaved dogs are invited too. Watch your mailbox and department signs for details.


SOMETIME BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Important online training modules

To be taken by all geology graduate students (mandatory!!):  

WVU Libraries plagiarism tutorial: https://lib.wvu.edu/instruction/plagiarism/.  Take as a guest, take quiz, print results, bring printed results to Hope in the Department office and ask her to put it in your student file

In addition, students who will work in a chemical lab must take online lab safety training: http://ehs.wvu.edu/training/haz-com-lab-safety-haz-waste-training  Take test and save and email results page to our chemical safety officer  (individual to be named)