College of Liberal Arts

GRS 097: Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants

In collaboration with the Graduate School, and the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA), we offer a semester-long, zero-credit hour, professional development seminar aimed to support first-time Teaching Assistants (TAs) in their instructional duties. In this seminar, TAs will learn strategies for leading effective discussions/labs, be part of a community of TAs interested in brainstorming and troubleshooting with each other, and receive personalized support to become more confident and effective instructors.

Any graduate student serving as a TA in CoLA who is leading a discussion session for the first time is eligible to apply the semester of their first discussion section teaching appointment.  This program will be offered again in Fall 2016 and applications will be accepted during Summer 2016..