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Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium Set for Dec. 4

What is one thing you could tell an incoming first-year student to help make their transition to SUNY Cortland go smoothly?

There will be 54 answers to that question on display when Advisement and Transition holds its 13th annual COR 101 Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The poster symposium, an end-of-semester event, showcases the work of COR 101 teaching assistants.

First-year students are required to take COR 101 during their first semester on campus, earning one credit hour. The classes are taught by faculty and staff members who are each assigned one upper-class student to help teach and mentor the incoming first-year students. Upon completion, the teaching assistants, who earn three credit hours, present a poster showing the topic about which they chose to teach.

“For example, ‘Why is Social Media Important at SUNY Cortland’ is one of the topics that was taught by a teaching assistant,” said Susan Stiner, Advisement and Transition, who coordinates the teaching assistant internships and teaches a section of COR.

“There is a lot of valuable information, ranging from stress management and wellness to managing money or becoming a leader, and the posters provide a great overview of the program,” she said.

For more information, contact Advisement and Transition at 607-753-4726.