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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Kathi Cennamo, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Kim Kenyon, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
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VIDEO: PAMELA POLLOCK'S COURSE

ITAIS member Pamela Pollock and her colleagues at Harvard's Derek Bok Center produced a video describing her course for ITAs. In this video she and her students discuss challenges ITAs face, and how her course addresses these challenges―in other words, what ITA training is all about. Click below to watch the video:

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THE POWER OF VIDEO
Pamela M. Pollock, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Are you interested in learning how to showcase your programs, explain your work clearly, and reach a variety of stakeholders effectively? Pamela Pollock shares thoughts about the power of video and explains a video project that can help ITA professionals promote their programs in new ways.
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HELPING ITAS UNDERSTAND AND RESPOND TO DIVERSITY
Mary Jetter, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

International teaching assistants are valued for the diversity they bring to their host institutions, but do they understand and value the diversity they may encounter within their classrooms? This article describes a unit to help ITAs better understand the concept of diversity as applied to the higher education classroom. Read More

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STAKEHOLDERS OF THE ITA ORAL LANGUAGE EXAM
Zsuzsa Cziraky Londe, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Understanding the stakeholder's roles and responsibilities in the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) oral exam helps in test design, test administration, test interpretation, and decision-making. Learn about the far-reaching effects of this high-stakes test by learning about the stakeholders. Read More

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