TA Orientation

Graduate student teaching assistants — or those who would like to become one — are invited to explore our TA Orientation learning module.

About TA Orientation

The TA Orientation workshop was previously offered as a cross-disciplinary event for current and prospective teaching assistants. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted to offer TA Orientation as an online learning module. This method of delivery allows for flexible, self-directed learning and the opportunity to revisit the content at any time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, 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