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TA Orientation

TA Orientation

VPTL will hold a Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Hewlett Teaching Center for all students who will be leading class sections and labs in the new academic year. Experienced TAs are welcome, too!  VPTL will also offer winter and spring TA orientations during week 1 of those quarters, with day and time to be announced.

Open to Stanford TA community and staff.
Register onsite -- ID required. (No pre-registration is required.)


7:45-8:30: Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:40

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford (Hewlett 200)
  • Engaged Teaching and Inclusive Teaching (Hewlett 200)


9:50-10:50: Concurrent Session 1

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


11:00-12:00: Concurrent Session 2

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Video and Q&A Session (Hewlett 102)
  • Effective Lectures and Presentations (Hewlett 200)
  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams (Hewlett 201)
  • Grading Papers and Essays (Hewlett 101)
  • Getting Started with Canvas (Gates B12)
  • Cardinal Courses (Community Engaged Learning): How to Support the Community, Students, and Faculty (Hewlett 103)

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