Part 1: GT TA Training (Required for new TAs)
The Institute-wide training requirement for new GTAs and UTAs is satisfied by completing seven asynchronous modules in the GT TA Training Canvas course. Learn about the academic policies that govern your work, helpful grading and Canvas tips, as well as how to communicate effectively with students and faculty. Returning TAs who have previously completed training may elect to refresh their knowledge but are not required to repeat this course.
Note: If your school offers CETL 8000 TA Training for GTAs or CETL 2000 TA Training for UTAs, you will complete your TA training through that course. Schools include: Bio, Chem/Biochem, EAS, Math, Physics, ChBE, ECE, and the College of Computing. Check with your TA coordinator to learn more about enrolling in the appropriate course.
Part 2: TA Orientation Panel
New and returning TAs are invited to join this virtual panel of experienced TAs to learn more about the various TA job duties and useful tips to help you succeed in this role. Bring your questions and meet several of the Graduate Teaching Fellows with the Center for Teaching and Learning!
Some examples of topics include:
1. Grading techniques to increase fairness and save time
2. Supporting student well-being
3. Helping students learn through office hours
4. Planning and delivering a recitation, studio, or lab session
5. Adjusting to a new academic culture for international TAs
Training for Online Masters of Science (OMS) TAs is contained in a separate Canvas shell in order to address specific aspects of this teaching and learning environment. OMS TAs will complete the following five modules to satisfy the Institute-wide TA training requirement:
Core Module 1: What you should know about FERPA
Core Module 2: What you should know about Disability Services
Core Module 3: What you should know about Academic Integrity
Core Module 4: What you should know about Online Communication
Core Module 5: Technology and Platform Training
Each of these modules concludes with a short knowledge quiz. Score 80% or higher on each quiz to satisfy the asynchronous TA Orientation requirement. Note: if you remove yourself from the Canvas course, CTL will not be able to verify your participation for your school/department.
In the GT TA Training and Development (OMS) Canvas course, you will find multiple optional (but highly recommended!) asynchronous modules:
Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Grading
Developmental Module: Inclusive Teaching
Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Regular and Substantive Interaction
Visit the ITA page to learn about the International TA policy as well as resources offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Important program features include:
- New ITAs should attend TA Development Academy to participate in International TA Orientation
- All ITAs are invited to get to know our network of ITA Liaisons who are prepared to help you develop your teaching skills and find a support network.