Chemistry Department Graduate Student Orientation

 

Spring 2021 Schedule

Monday, January 4

TA Schedule Submission Form Opens

 

New International Graduate Student Orientation asynchronous modules open in Canvas.
New International TA Orientation asynchronous modules open in Canvas.
Completion of all mandatory online modules prior to the first day of class is required for all new International TAs, and attendance will be recorded for EACH required module individually.

University-wide TA Orientation asynchronous modules open in Canvas.
Completion of all modules prior to the first day of class is required for all new TAs, and attendance is required at each Microteaching Session.

Schedule provided by the Graduate School.

 

Tuesday, January 5

 

10:00am – 11:00am

New International Graduate Student Synchronous Session
Zoom - https://uky.zoom.us/j/99609959249


All New International graduate students are required to attend.

 

Monday, January 11

Deadline for returning TAs to Submit Schedule - Monday, January 11

9:00am – 9:30am

Academic Orientation
Jacobs Science Building (JSB), Room 321
Dr. Yinan Wei, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

9:30am – 9:45am Break

10:00am – 12:00pm

General Chemistry Proficiency Exam
Jacobs Sciences Building (JSB), Room 321 / Proctored by Dr. Chris Richards

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Physical Chemistry Proficiency Exam
JSB 321 / Proctored by Dr. Jack Selegue

 

Tuesday, January 12

 

10:00am - 11:00am

New International Graduate Student Synchronous Session
Zoom - https://uky.zoom.us/j/92297782776


All New International graduate students are required to attend.

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Analytical Chemistry Proficiency Exam
JSB 321 / Proctored by Dr. Steven Yates

2:00pm - 4:00pm

ITA Language Screening Practice
Location TBD

All New International graduate students are required to attend.

 

Wednesday, January 13

 

9:00am – 11:00am

Microteaching Synchronous Session via Zoom
Zoom link on Canvas
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

All new Graduate Students are required to attend.

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Organic Chemistry Proficiency Exam
JSB 321 / Proctored by Dr. Bob Grossman

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Lab Coat Fittings
General Chemistry Prep Room (JSB 260)
Dr. April French, Stacy Hinchey


All New Graduate Students are required to attend.

 

Thursday, January 14

 

9:00am – 12:00am

Microteaching Synchronous Session via Zoom
Zoom link on Canvas
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

All new Graduate Students are required to attend.

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm

TA Language Screening Q & A

https://uky.zoom.us/j/87616438677
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

Optional but recommended for International Graduate Students.

 

Friday, January 15

 

By appointment

TA Language Screenings
By appointment via Zoom
Schedule provided by the Graduate School

 

Monday, January 18

 

9:00am - 11:00am

Inorganic Chemistry Proficiency Exam
JSB 321 / Proctored by Dr. David Atwood

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Biological Chemistry Proficiency Exam
JSB 321 / Proctored by Dr. Yinan Wei

 

 

Tuesday, January 19

Deadline for 1st year TAs to Submit Schedule - January 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Advising and Registration via Zoom
Zoom link to come
GPC and GSA available to advise

All new Graduate Students are required to attend.

10:30am – 6:00pm

Departmental TA Orientation

Introduction via Zoom - Dr. Yinan Wei, Director of Graduate Studies, followed by

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 261M) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (Zoom meeting)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 161N) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

All TAs, new and continuing, are required to attend.

 

Wednesday, January 20

 

9:00am – 4:30pm

Departmental TA Orientation

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 261M) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (remote via Canvas or Zoom)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 161N) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

Only General Chemistry, Organic, and Recitation TAs are required to attend.

 

Thursday, January 21

 

10:00am - 11:00am

New International Graduate Student Synchronous Session
Zoom - https://uky.zoom.us/j/99519009653

All New International graduate students are required to attend.

 

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Departmental TA Orientation

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 261M) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (remote via Canvas or Zoom)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 161N) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

Only General Chemistry, Organic, and Recitation TAs are required to attend.

 

Friday, January 22

Deadline to complete safety training modules.
International TA modules DUE.

9:00am – 12:00pm

Departmental TA Orientation

  • General Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 261M) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. April French 
  • General Chemistry Recitation TAs (remote via Canvas or Zoom)
    Dr. Josh Owen 
  • Organic Chemistry Lab TAs (JSB 161N) - Proper lab attire is required.
    Dr. Manjiri Patwardhan

Only General Chemistry, Organic, and Recitation TAs are required to attend.

1:00pm - 3:00pm

General Safety Training / Fire Extinguisher Training / BEAP Refresher
Remote via Canvas - DUE Monday, January 25 at 5:00pm
Jay Young

https://www.as.uky.edu/training-requirements

 

All New TAs are required to attend.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet the Department via Zoom
Zoom link to come

 

Monday, January 25

 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

 

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