Whether this is your first semester teaching or your tenth, you can find a variety of services and support right here on campus to you help improve your teaching strategies and document your successes as a teacher.
Programs and guides available to graduate teaching assistants include:
Handbook for Graduate Teaching Assistants: The GTA Handbook provides information about your role as a teacher as well as advice on balancing teaching responsibilities and graduate coursework. As a graduate teaching assistant, you can also learn new strategies for leading discussions, teaching in labs and studios, and promoting academic integrity. In addition to teaching strategies, the GTA Handbook gives suggestions for evaluating your teaching and using student feedback to implement changes.
Annual Campuswide Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants: This annual event is an opportunity for all graduate teaching assistants to learn something new about teaching undergraduate students. From helping novice teachers get started to giving veteran teachers new strategies and ideas for the classroom, the TA workshop has something for everyone.
Teaching Documentation Program: The Teaching Documentation Program provides an individualized consultation to help you improve your teaching strategies. After an initial interview, a consultant conducts a classroom observation and collects feedback from students. You’ll meet again with the consultant to review the collected data and identify strengths and development needs. You’ll receive a formal letter outlining development efforts that can be used as part of an academic or teaching portfolio.
Constructing a Teaching Portfolio: For teaching assistants seeking careers in education, a teaching portfolio will be valuable during the job search. Learn how to build and maintain a rich and comprehensive teaching portfolio.
In addition to those teaching development programs and guides, the Resources for Teaching menu on this page provides tips and information to help you plan the first day of class, learn students’ names, construct tests, and more.