TA Events

The L&S TA Training & Support Teams curates workshops with campus partners to support TAs in the classroom. Previous workshops have address disability and ableism, supporting LGBTQ+ students, and creating inclusive classroom communities.

Stay tuned for announcement of Spring 2023 virtual workshops.

Teaching Assistant Training

L&S hosts a training for new and returning TAs before every semester.  See L&S KnowledgeBase for general details.

Spring 2023 TA Training

On Monday, Jan 23, 2023, L&S will host a training and orientation for Teaching Assistants (graduate and undergraduate). TAs will leave the training motivated and equipped to be effective and inclusive teachers.

The training consists of:

  1. Prior to Jan 23: Complete asynchronous Canvas modules
  2. Jan 23, 8:30-4:00: In-person training sessions (breakfast, lunch, and snack provided)
  3. Jan 23, 4:o0-5:00: Optional in-person session for International TAs

All new TAs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Experienced TAs are strongly encouraged to register so they can access separate Canvas modules containing material geared toward them. Experienced TAs are also welcome to attend the in-person sessions on Jan 23, though should note that the training will be very similar to that of Fall 2022.

Learn More   Register


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