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TA Orientation

TA Orientation Stanford

Autumn Quarter TA Orientation

Friday, September 21, 2018

8am-12pm | Hewlett Teaching Center

The dates for this year’s winter and spring orientations are:

January 11, 2019 (1-4 pm)

April 1, 2019 (1-4 pm)


Open to the Stanford community

Register for Autumn TA Orientation


Autumn Orientation Schedule

7:45-8:30 AM: Check-in and Light Refreshments (Outside Hewlett Teaching Center)

8:30-9:40 AM: Plenary Session (Hewlett 200)

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford
  • Effective Teaching: Advice from Students and Experienced TAs

9:50-10:50 AM: Concurrent Session 1

  • Digital Engagement Tools (Hewlett 101)
  • Holding Office Hours and Review Sessions in Sciences and Engineering (Hewlett 201)
  • Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences (Hewlett 103)
  • Leading Discussions in Sciences and Engineering (Hewlett 200)
  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Presentation and Q&A Session (Hewlett 102)
  • SCPD Academic Courses: How to Support and Engage a Global Community of Online Students (Gates B12)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Concurrent Session 2

  • Advice for International TAs (Hewlett 103)
  • Effective Lectures and Presentations (Hewlett 200)
  • Grading Papers and Essays (Hewlett 101)
  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams (Hewlett 201)
  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Presentation and Q&A Session (Hewlett 102)

Missed TA Orientation?

Download these session handouts from the Autumn 2017 TA Orientation (Stanford Login required):


Stanford Policies


Resources for Students