Graduate TA Workshop

  • Aug 16, 2019
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New TA Institute

Friday, August 16, 2019 — 7:00 am - 5:00 pm — B115 Wells Hall

The New Teaching Assistant Institute is a university-wide orientation for graduate teaching assistants, in partnership with academic and support units on campus. All attendees must register and are expected to attend the entire day.

The deadline for registration is Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5pm - no walk-ins will be allowed.  

Graduate students will start the day engaging in breakout sessions with trained facilitators talking about their important roles in undergraduate student success at MSU, and participating in student success case study analysis. They will be introduced to the important components of the educational design process (establishing learning objectives, assessing learning outcomes, and engaging students). Recognizing the dual role that TAs hold as teacher and student, participants will learn about various resources for self-care including mental health and safety. Finally, they will be introduced to important policies that pertain to students, including hands-on problem solving strategies for contextualizing these policies in practice. 

The final schedule can be found on