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TA Orientation

TA Orientation

VPTL will hold a Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 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.  

7:45-8:30: Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:40

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford
  • Engaged and Inclusive Teaching


9:50-10:50: Concurrent Session 1

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Video and Q&A Session
  • Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Leading Discussions in Sciences and Engineering
  • Office Hours and Review Sessions
  • Leading Lab Sections
  • Being a TA Online: Orientation for SCPD TAs


11:00-12:00: Concurrent Session 2

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Video and Q&A Session
  • Effective Lectures and Presentations
  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams
  • Grading Papers and Essays
  • Getting Started with Canvas
  • Community Engaged Learning and the TA Role

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