Schedule and Activities

**All FLTAs will be presenting a brief lesson on Day 3**

Day 1 (Saturday, 5th August)

FLTAs will be met *inside* Terminal 5 (between Gate A and B) 30 minutes prior to each scheduled bus departure.

  • Coach #1 departs from outside Terminal 5 for Notre Dame at 12:00 pm
  • Coach #2 departs from outside Terminal 5 for Notre Dame at 3:00 pm
  • Coach #3 departs from outside Terminal 5 for Notre Dame at 6:00 pm
  • Coach #4 departs from outside Terminal 5 for Notre Dame at 10:00 pm

FLTAs wishing to travel independently to Duncan Hall at Notre Dame may use Coach USA at their own expense. (See Useful Links).

8:00 PM Bagged supper available at Duncan Hall.

**Please note: Chicago is on Central Time and South Bend is on Eastern. This means that South Bend is one hour ahead of Chicago. The bus times above are in Central while all other times on this schedule are in Eastern.**

 

Day 2 (Sunday, 6th August)

(All events in McKenna Hall)

9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (McKenna Hall Atrium) (optional)

9:30 AM Walking Tour of Campus (optional)

9:00-11:00 AM Registration and Distribution of ID Badges, Course packets, and Folders

11:00 AM Brunch and Directors’ Welcome (Lower level, McKenna Hall/CCE)
Brian Ó Conchubhair and Denise Ayo (Director and Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)

12:00 PM The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program: Policies and Procedures
Megan Ames (Program Officer, FLTA Program, Institute of International Education)

1:30 PM Conflict Resolution: Dealing with your Supervisor, Students, Colleagues in a New Environment
Kim Patton (Human Resources Consultant, Office of Human Resources)

2:30-2:45 PM Coffee Break

2:45 PM Challenges Faced by International Students in America
Rosemary Max (Director, International Student Services & Activities)

3:45 PM Breakout Sessions: Q&A with Former Notre Dame FLTAs

4:15-4:30 PM Coffee Break

4:30 PM Discrimination and Harassment on Campus and in the Workplace
Karrah Miller (Director, Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator)

6:30 PM Taco Party in Duncan Hall

 

Day 3 (Monday, 7th August)

(All events in McKenna Hall)

8:00-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (McKenna Hall Atrium)

9:00 AM Information Session on Renting Accommodation, Policing and Sexual Assault
Ava Preacher (Associate Director, Office of Dean of Arts and Letters), Judith Fox (Clinical Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School), and Robert Martinez (Captain, Notre Dame Security Police)

10:00 AM Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Testing, Grading, Teacher Evaluation Forms and Academic Integrity, Brian Ó Conchubhair (Director, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)
  • Session B: Shopping, Tipping, and Banking in the USA, Denise Ayo (Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)

11:15-11:30 AM Coffee Break

11:30 AM The American Higher Education System
Atun Anggara (Academic Advisor, College of First Year Studies)

12:30-2:00 PM Welcoming Address and Lunch (Lower level, McKenna Hall/CCE)
Dean John T. McGreevy (I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean and Professor of History, College of Arts and Letters)

2:00 PM Communicative Teaching & Successful Language Teaching Methods I
Brian Ó Conchubhair (Director, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)

3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break

3:15 PM Communicative Teaching & Successful Language Teaching Methods II
Lisa Oglesbee (English for Academic Purposes, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)

4:00 PM Diversity in the US Classroom and on Campus
Pamela Butler (Associate Director, Gender Studies Program)

4:45PM-5:00 PM Coffee Break

5:00 PM Teaching and Learning in the Community
Jill Vandriessche (Principal, Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy Elementary School) and Melissa Glenn (Title I Coach, Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy Elementary School)

6:00 PM Buses Depart for Studebaker Museum

 

Day 4 (Tuesday, 8th August)

(Morning events in McKenna Hall, afternoon events in DeBartolo Hall)

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast (McKenna Hall Atrium)

9:00 AM Articulating Course Goals, Successful Teaching Strategies, Alignment of Assignments and Examinations to Goals
Kristi Rudenga (Assistant Director of Graduate Student Programs, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning)

10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM Course Planning, Interactive Planning, Course Syllabus and Grading
Kristi Rudenga (Assistant Director of Graduate Student Programs, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning)

11:30-11:45 AM Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Remarks
Lana Muck (Deputy Director, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, U.S. Department of State)

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch (Lower level, McKenna Hall/CCE)

1:00 PM Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Technology as an Aid in the Classroom and in Language Teaching (DeBartolo Hall, 331) – Chris Clark (Assistant Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning) and Guieswende Rouamba (Educational Technologist, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)
  • Session B: Reducing the Affective Filter and Increasing Motivation (DeBartolo Hall, 320) – Amy Hoffman (Center Associate, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)
  • Session C: Culture and Performance Based Language Teaching (DeBartolo Hall, 310) – Hana Kang (Second Language Acquisition, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures)

3:45 PM Breakout Sessions: Micro-Teaching (Click Here for More Information)

5:15 PM Distribution of FLTA Stipend in the CSLC (329 DeBartolo Hall)

7:00 PM Group Photograph in Traditional Costume/Dress (McKenna Hall Atrium)

7:30 PM Farewell Banquet (Ballroom, McKenna Hall)

 

Day 5 (Wednesday, 9th August)
(All events in McKenna Hall)

8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM (Sharp) Buses depart from McKenna Hall, Notre Dame for O’Hare Airport

11:30 AM Arrival at Terminal 1, 2, and 3 at O’Hare/Students and depart for host institutions.