Intended to supplement departmental programs, the University-wide TA Orientation provides new teaching assistants (TAs) and Instructional Aides (IAs) with essential information about teaching at Washington University. A detailed agenda is mailed to TAs and IAs in early August. The Dean of the Graduate School expects all first-time TAs and IAs to attend.
The Orientation has several goals:
*First-time TAs and IAs are teaching for the first time during the academic year that begins immediately after Orientation. “Teaching” includes any instructional responsibility performed by graduate-student TAs and IAs—whether leading discussion sections, recitations, help sessions, and laboratories; directing courses; holding office hours; or serving as exam proctors and graders.
For questions about the University-wide TA Orientation, contact Beth Fisher, Director of Academic Services at The Teaching Center, either by email, or by phone at 935-5921.