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TA Orientation

TA Orientation Stanford

Winter Quarter TA Orientation

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 1-4pm | Tresidder Memorial Union, Second Floor

Spring TA Orientation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 (1-4 pm)

Open to the Stanford community

Register for Winter Quarter TA Orientation


Winter Orientation Schedule

12:30-1:00 PM: Check-in and Light Refreshments (Outside Oak West, Second Floor of Tresidder Memorial Union)

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

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

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

  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams (Oak West)
  • Holding Office Hours and Review Sessions in Sciences and Engineering (Cypress South)
  • Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences (Oak East)
  • Leading Discussions in Sciences and Engineering (Cypress North)

3:00-4:00 PM: Concurrent Session 2

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

Missed TA Orientation?

Download these session handouts from the Autumn 2018 TA Orientation (Stanford Login required):


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