TA Orientation

Graduate student teaching assistants — or those who would like to become one — are invited to join us at one of two TA Orientations held every year the beginning of the fall and winter semesters.

About TA Orientation

The TA Orientation workshop is a cross-disciplinary event open to all current and prospective teaching assistants. This three-hour workshop involves interactive sessions which provide opportunities to reflect on the importance and value of teaching and TA excellence at the University of Calgary. 

Please note that this orientation does not replace TA training that may be offered in your department or faculty and this is not a mandatory workshop. Registration is required.

Our next TA Orientation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

The program will run 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Taylor Institute Forum. Registration is now open

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Engage in reflective practices to make meaning of teaching and learning
  • Describe how keeping learning central leads to effective teaching
  • Identify effective teaching and communication strategies for your TA role
  • Consider ways to practice professionalism in your responsibilities and relationships as a TA

Interested in teaching development for graduate students?

Explore our free teaching development badges and workshops available through the Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. 

Learn more