College of Natural Sciences

GRS 097: Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants

In collaboration with the Graduate School and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), 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 CNS who is leading a lab or a discussion session for the first time in is eligible to apply the semester of their first lab/discussion section teaching appointment. The program will be offered again in Fall 2016 and application process will open Summer 2016.