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Fall 2017 Academic Orientation and TA Training

Academic Orientation Seminar for new graduate students, including newly admitted Co-Terminals - ADMN 6700, CRN 47057

Thursday, August 24, 2017 (8am - 12pm, with lunch to follow)
Darrin Communications Center (DCC) Room 308
DCC is #17 on the Rensselaer Campus Map

Students are required to attend the morning session on August 24 and complete an online component located on Rensselaer's Learning Management System. More details to follow regarding this online requirement.

Please register for the course online through SIS - (ADMN-6700, CRN: 47057, Academic Orientation Seminar). Once you have logged in you can find the course through the Class Search (Subject – Administrative Courses; Course Number – ADMN-6700, CRN: 47057) or through the Register Add/Drop page. The Academic Orientation appears on your transcript as a zero-credit required course (no cost) and receives a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade which will be assigned at the end of the semester.

The site for the online component will not be available until either late on Friday, August 25 or within 24-48 hours AFTER you register for ADMN-6700. If you have technical difficulties with the online component of the academic orientation, please send an email to rpilms-support@rpi.edu and provide as much detail as possible including the name of the course/course number, RCS User ID, and statement of the problem.

NOTE: Please be sure to check with your individual department for additional orientation activities and to find out about your expected arrival date.

International and Exchange Students should also be sure to review the pre-arrival booklets on the International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS) Website.

pdf Program Information for all new TAs - Fall 2017

pdf Information on primary campus accounts such as Campus Card Access; Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN); Rensselaer Computing System (RCS); Student Information System (SIS); Webmail; and Rensselaer’s Learning Management System (LMS) (169KB PDF file)

NOTE: The above document will provide you with information on how to access your RPI email address.

International Teaching Assistant Training

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 8:30am - 12pm
Darrin Communications Center (DCC) Room 4050
Language testing dates listed in Program Information document.

Teaching Assistant Training Sessions For All New Teaching Assistants: ADMN-6800, CRN 47058

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (8:30am - 12pm) and
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (9am - 12pm OR 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Times/locations to be announced.

All new TAs must attend the training program in its entirety. Registration is required - one registration covers all TA sessions. There is no cost to register or attend. The TA Training Seminar appears on your transcript as a zero-credit required course, and receives a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade that will be assigned at the end of the semester.

Please register for the course online through the SIS - (ADMN-6800, CRN 47058, TA Training Seminar). Once you have logged in you can find the course through the Class Search (Subject –– Administrative Courses; Course Number) or through the Register Add/Drop page.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN AWARD LETTER FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT CONFIRMING YOUR ASSISTANTSHIP.

Orientation Inquiries/Questions: For further information about the program, Request Information, or contact, the Office of Graduate Education at (518) 276-6488.