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Teaching Assistant Orientation 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
7:45am to 12:00pm
Hewlett Teaching Center

Open to Stanford TA Community and Staff.

ID and onsite registration required. Registration is closed. 

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 Breakfast8:30-9:40

  • 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
  • Cardinal Courses (Community Engaged Learning): How to Support the Community, Students, and Faculty
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Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
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