Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants

New for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Office of Graduate Studies is changing the format for GTA training.

A series of professional development workshops on teaching will be offered throughout the semester--schedule coming soon. All workshops will be offered in person on either City or East campus, and will also be available via Zoom.

The EVC's office has also developed a new course in Canvas called “Teaching at UNL” which can also be made available to graduate students who are serving as GTAs.  Please contact Shannon Bartelt-Hunt if we can help your department facilitate access to this resource for your graduate students.

TA Orientation

August 20, 2019

This orientation is designed to prepare new Graduate Teaching Assistants for the classroom. This half-day orientation will focus on teaching resources and policies and expectations of Graduate Teaching Assistants as well as workshops on three areas of teaching (grading and assessment, classroom management, and lecturing) that affect all TAs.

Time Topic
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

Welcome and Policies and Expectations

  • Teaching Roles
  • ACE
  • Mental Health reporting
8:55 - 9:15 a.m.

Teaching Resources

  • Canvas Resources
  • OGS support (CIRTL, TDP, workshops)
  • Departmental
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Workshops 1

  • First Day/Classroom Management (1)
  • Lecturing (2)
  • Grading and Assessment (3)
10:40 - 11:40 a.m.

Breakout Workshops 2

  • First Day/Classroom Management (2)
  • Lecturing (3)
  • Grading and Assessment (1)
11:50 - 12:50 p.m.

Breakout Workshops 3

  • First Day/Classroom Management (3)
  • Lecturing (1)
  • Grading and Assessment (2)