This fall, the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a pilot program of sessions designed to help undergraduate TAs learn more about strategies for working in specific roles, network with peers from other departments and schools across the university and to begin to develop skills that can be used throughout the Fall 2022 semester.

The following online interactive workshop-style sessions will be led by CTL staff during the week of September 12-16. Enrollment is limited.

Making the Most of Office Hours

Conversations with students outside the classroom can help them better grasp content presented in class, explore concepts in greater depth and from different perspectives, and foster a stronger sense of belonging. In this workshop, we will explore some approaches and techniques to maximize the impact of these informal but crucial interactions, whether in one-on-one or small group contexts.
Tues, Sept 13, 12:00-1:00pm or Tues, Sept 13, 4:00-5:00pm


Effective Grading Strategies

Grading is an important component of the teaching and learning process. Grades provide instructors with information about how the class as a whole is learning the material. Individual grades give students feedback on how they are doing relative to the instructor’s goals for the course. In this workshop, we will discuss typical expectations of graders and various strategies that can be used to streamline the grading process while improving the quality of feedback for the students.
Wed, Sept 14, 12:00-1:00pm or Wed, Sept 14, 5:00-6:00pm


Improving Presentation Skills

In this workshop, undergraduate TAs will learn strategies for improving the communication and performance skills that are essential for effective presentations—whether in a laboratory, a discussion or a lecture. Topics will include how to practice and prepare for presentations in the classroom and how to use feedback to improve your performance​.
Thurs, Sept 15, 10:00-11:00am or Thurs, Sept 15, 3:00-4:00pm


Applications accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, September 9. Confirmation emails will be sent out by Monday, September 12 with information about how to attend the session.

Complete this form to indicate your interest in attending a session: