Don’t miss: Training & resources for new and returning TAs

Mandatory First Appointment TA and CI Training 

Are you a new Teaching Assistant (TA) or Course Instructor (CI) at the University of Toronto? You are entitled to 4 hours and 6 hours of mandatory paid training respectively. The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) has several options for first contract teaching training. Contact your department for information on which training sessions you should attend. 

For more information, check out the TATP’s webpage.

TA Week — for new and returning Teaching Assistants 

Interested in training, professional development, or want to engage in teaching-focused conversations, join us for the TA week of August 29 to September 1 for a range of synchronous online sessions and in-person drop-ins that are open to all new and returning Teaching Assistants and graduate students at the University of Toronto. These sessions will explore many important topics such as “Grading”, “Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Teaching & Learning” and “Writing & Workshopping Your Land Acknowledgement.”  

For more information, check out the TATP’s webpage.

E-Orientation for International TAs

Are you an incoming or current international graduate student who is interested in teaching at U of T in roles such as teaching assistants (TAs) or course instructors (CIs)?

The E-Orientation for International TAs is a program hosted on Quercus (U of T’s online learning management system) and includes a series of Q&A sessions aimed at incoming and current international graduate students.

The E-orientation features short videos, a glossary of terms and abbreviations, and other important supports related to teaching at the university that you can work through at your own pace. Topics range from how to find a TA-ship to the importance of intercultural teaching strategies in the classroom.

All questions are welcome! A live drop-in Q&A session facilitated by Graduate Educational Developers and a Learning Strategist will take place virtually on Thursday, August 25, 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ET.

Presented by the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program and Student Life (Academic Success and the Centre for International Experience). Click here for details and registration.

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