This interdisciplinary orientation provides general preparation for graduate students with instructional responsibilities, including an overview of policies and procedures pertinent to the TA role, an introduction to effective teaching strategies and practices, and exposure to services and resources available across campus that offer support for individuals engaged in teaching and learning endeavors at UGA.
As per TA Policy, all graduate teaching and laboratory assistants are required to attend TA Orientation at least once before their appointment begins.
Before the beginning of each fall semester, CTL organizes a morning orientation for all new graduate students with instructional responsibilities during following academic year. Participants in TA Orientation will:
- Become familiar with key policies and resources related to successful teaching and learning practice at UGA,
- Learn how and what to prepare for their first few weeks in the classroom and/or laboratory environment, and
- Be introduced to the resources available within their departments and across campus that offer support for individuals engaged in teaching and learning endeavors at UGA.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructional Plaza N106 (North PJ Auditorium)
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
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Please visit the FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to TA Orientation. For other questions about the orientation, please contact Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director for Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition at the Center for Teaching and Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.