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Leadership Updates
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Kathi Cennamo, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, Cennamo.1@osu.edu
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THANK YOU FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Keith Otto, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, keo@buffalo.edu
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WELCOME FROM THE EDITOR
Rebecca Oreto, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, rrebholz@andrew.cmu.edu
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Articles
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR ITAS
Mary Romney, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, mary.l.romney-schaab@uconn.edu
Classroom management has been identified as a major challenge for ITAs. What do ITAs need to know about effective classroom management? How do you teach them? Do ITAs’ expectations and instructional styles contribute to their difficulties with classroom management? What materials are available to help them? This article answers these and other questions.
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GOODBYE SPEAK, HELLO SETTA: A HOMEGROWN TESTING SOLUTION
Barbara Beers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, beers003@umn.edu

What can a language program do when the screening test becomes obsolete? Find another test or make a new one. The University of Minnesota has developed a new performance test called the Spoken English Test for TAs, or SETTA. This article gives a brief overview of the SETTA. Read More

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION: A VIEW FROM THREE ITAS
Peggy Heidish, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, ph1r@andrew.cmu.edu
How can the university community better understand the profound impact of culture on classroom dynamics and teaching? A video project at Carnegie Mellon focuses on three international students sharing stories of their transformation into successful ITAs, providing rich training material for both ITAs and campus personnel.
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MEET THE MEMBER: ELENA COTOS
Elena Cotos, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, ecotos@iastate.edu

Elena Cotos, member at large for the ITAIS and program coordinator for the SPEAK/TEACH ITA Program at Iowa State University, talks with the ITAIS NewsletterRead More

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