TA Orientations & Training

The Graduate School sponsors two university-wide orientations for teaching assistants each August, in partnership with academic and other support units on campus. Registration for August 2017 is now open. 2017 registration link


Tentative Schedule for the 2017 New TA Institute (Friday, August 18, 2017)

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT ORIENTATION (Friday Evening, August 18, 2017 and Saturday, August 19, 2017)

The International Teaching Assistant Orientation program will begin Friday evening with a special reception just for International TAs. Individuals who register must come to both the Friday evening and Saturday program. Topics covered include: cultivating effective relationships with students and instructors of record; building learning communities in your classroom; U.S. classroom culture (an undergraduate perspective); the TA Role (a graduate student perspective). Most importantly, attendees will engage in role plays and teaching practice within small groups of TAs and undergraduate students.