Teaching Assistant Professional Development

Michigan State University is committed to partnering with graduate programs, faculty and the Graduate Employees Union to provide a wide variety of professional development experiences in support of all MSU teaching assistants (TAs). This effort is particularly crucial because it is the teaching assistants at Michigan State that often provide undergraduate students with their first exposure to core courses in a wide variety of disciplines. As such, teaching assistants play a crucial role in Michigan State University’s efforts to ensure academic success among the institution’s undergraduate population.

Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Professional development opportunities for Teaching Assistants have been organized with your TA experience in mind. Opportunities include August orientation programs (New TA Institute and International TA Orientation) as well as some additional events. You can find information about the two August orientation programs within both "First-Time TA" sections and information about additional events in all three sections as relevant. Whether you are a first time TA (domestic or international) or a returning TA, we have events you will want to attend!

Please contact Dr. Stefanie Baier at GTA@grd.msu.edu with any questions regarding Teaching Assistant Professional Development.