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TA Orientation

TA Orientation Stanford

VPTL will hold its Winter Quarter TA Orientation on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Tresidder Memorial Union.


The schedule for the January 12 TA Orientation is below.

VPTL will also offer a Spring Quarter TA Orientation on Tuesday, April 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Open to Stanford TA community and Staff. Please register by January 9.

TA Orientation Registration


Winter Orientation Schedule

12:30-1:00 PM: Check-in and Light Refreshmentas
 (Outside Oak West)

1:00-1:50 PM: Plenary Session
 (Oak West)

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford

  • Engaged Learning



2:00-2:50 PM: Concurrent Session 1


  • Digital Engagement Tools
 (VPSA Conference Room)
  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams (Oak West)
  • 
Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences (Oak East)
  • 
Leading Discussions in Sciences and Engineering
 (Cyprus North)
  • Office Hours and Review Sessions in Sciences and Engineering

 (Cyprus South)

3:00-4:00 Concurrent Session 2

  • 
Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Video and Q&A Session
 (Oak West)
  • SCPD Academic Courses: How to Support and Engage a Global Community of Online Students (Cyprus North)

Missed TA Orientation?

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


Stanford Policies


Resources for Students