Orientations & Information for New Graduate Students

Your 2017 Virtual Orientation Binder

  1. Important Links for New Graduate Students (bookmark it!)

  2. Your Department's Grad Resources Page (bookmark it!) including:

    1. Degree Checklists
    2. Degree Requirements
    3. Program Handbook
    4. Description of Duties forms
    5. Eligibility Checklist (required each quarter, except summer, for employment or fellowship)
    6. and more...
  3. Professional Development program, including a calendar of workshops: GradPathways

  4. Becoming a California Resident - Domestic nonresidents are expected to become California residents before the start of their second year - Make sure to start collecting evidence now. (International Students may not become residents for tuition purposes)

  5. UC Davis Campus Map - Find out how to get to orientation and your classes

  6. Presentation Slides from orientation [pdf]

  7. Copying/Printing/Scanning Setup & Instructions [pdf] - Before the start of the year, a copy code will be emailed to those who are employed

  8. When in doubt, ask the LangLit Staff

Orientations Schedule 2017

*Please note that any references to “New” TAs/AIs means new to teaching at UC Davis (even if you’ve had previous teaching experience elsewhere)

September 15 & 18-19 Friday, Monday-Tuesday: International Graduate Student Orientation (required for new international students)       https://grad.ucdavis.edu/node/36830/

September 18-19,Monday-Tuesday : Graduate Diversity Orientation (optional)  https://grad.ucdavis.edu/node/40609/

September 20-21,Wednesday-Thursday: General Program- Workshops & socials. View the schedule and register.  Mandatory training Wednesday,
Sept. 20.  https://grad.ucdavis.edu/node/40608/

September 25, Monday: Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) TA Training-required for new TA/AIs
Register online at http://cee.ucdavis.edu/tao/index.html.    TAs must complete one online module prior to attending the in-person sessions.The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete, and is available to complete now. Follow this link to register for the online course:  Living the Principles of Community (e-learning). If you experience difficulties logging in, please contact the Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS) at (530) 752-1766  or  sdps@ucdavis.edu.for registration assistance.  Both the in-person and online sessions are required to fulfill the TA Training requirement.  Advance registration is required. Consult your registration confirmation email for time and location of the in-person training.

Sexual Violence Prevention training
UC Davis requires that all incoming graduate and professional students complete mandatory sexual violence intervention and prevention (SVPT) training within the first six weeks of their beginning classes at UC Davis.  All new students must complete this training.  Seehttp://sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu/education_training.html to register.

Test of Oral English Proficiency (TOEP) / SPEAK Test
For international graduate students / TAs.  See http://iae.ucdavis.edu/graduate/index.html for information on who must take it and how to sign up.


►Friday, September 22: Spanish & Portuguese Department Orientation

**8:00-8:30 in 53A Olson Hall. Welcome by Prof. Colombi (Chair), Prof. Slater (Vice-Chair), Prof. Peluffo (Graduate Adviser) and Prof. Sanchez-Gutierrez (required for all those teaching Spanish at UC Davis for the first time + those enrolled in SPA 390).  

**8:30-12:00 in 53A Olson Hall. Elementary Spanish (SPA 1-3) Training with Prof. Sánchez- Gutiérrez (required for all those teaching Spanish at UC Davis for the first time + those enrolled in SPA 390). 

**9:00-12:00 in 622 Sproul Hall. Spanish for Native Speakers Training with Prof. Carando (required for SPA 31-33 AIs)

**9:00-12:00 in 18A Olson Hall. SPA 21-22 TA/AI Training with Profs. Blake and Bradley.

**12:00-1:30 in the SPROUL/SCHOOL OF EDUCATION COURTYARD. Lunch for all TAs/AIs. Introduction of Faculty and new students. (required for ALL TAs/AIs)

**1:30-2:30 in 53A Olson Hall. Presentation on Study Abroad with Profs. Martinez-Carazo and Colombi. All TA/AIs welcome.

**2:30-5:00- in 622 Sproul Hall. Spanish Composition Training with Prof. Carando (required for SPA 23-24 AIs)


►Tuesday September 26: Spanish & Portuguese Department Orientation (continued)    

**9:45-10:15 in 53A Olson Hall.  Using Technology: Teaching online and hybrid Spanish courses with Silvia Aguinaga Echeverria (required for all new SPA graduate students, optional for others)

**10:30-12:00 in 53A Olson Hall. Elementary Spanish (SPA 1-3) TA/AI training with Prof. Sanchez-Gutierrez (all SPA 1-3 TA/AIs)

**10:30-12:00 in 57 Olson Hall. SPA 21-22 TA/AI training with Profs. Blake and Bradley

**12:00-1:30-lunch on your own

**1:30-3:00 in 53A Olson Hall. Dealing with Distressed students with Jennifer Chow and Hilary Alejo (required for all TA/AIs).

**4:00-4:30 in 53A Olson Hall. Administrative Procedures-with Maria Ruby and Nancy Masson (required for new TA/AIs, and new graduate students)

**4:30 in 53A Olson Hall.  Computer Resources training with Anthony Drown (required for New TAs/AIs, optional for returning TA/AIs, recommended for new graduate students)

**4:45 in 53 Olson Hall, Davis Language Center- Language center tour (required for new TA/AIs)


Wed, September 27 - Classes begin!


►Wednesday, October 4th: Spanish & Portuguese Department Orientation (continued)    

**4:30-5:30pm in 622 Sproul Hall. Introduction to the Spanish Graduate Program with Prof. Peluffo (required for New Spanish TAs/AIs and New Spanish Graduate Students, optional for returning students)