2020 Teaching Assistant Orientation

Welcome to the Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation

Details on this year's TA Orientation are coming soon.

Dates and times to be announced.

What can you expect from our TA orientation?

This orientation will prepare you to be an excellent teaching assistant at Temple University. At the general sessions, you will learn who Temple students are as well as what resources are available to support them. Your teaching concerns will be addressed through group discussions for navigating challenging classroom situations. Topical breakout sessions will focus on various aspects of teaching, such as motivating and engaging students, facilitating discussions, grading effectively, and leading lab and supplemental sessions. All sessions will include how these teaching practices can be implemented in the online classroom.

Who should attend?

All new TAs (0-1 semester) are required to participate as this orientation is mandatory.

After our orientation, you have two OPTIONAL teaching with technology sessions available to help you use Zoom and Canvas more effectively in your teaching. We highly encourage you to take these sessions.

How can I benefit from attending? You will have the opportunity to

  • Acquire practical guidance on the art and science of teaching and learning
  • Create community with your fellow TAs
  • Share your concerns and get practice handling real-world “what would I do if…?” scenarios you may encounter with your students
  • Learn about the different campus departments and other resources that are here to assist and support you and your students

Questions about the orientation?

Please contact Linda Hasunuma, Assistant Director, at linda.hasunuma@temple.edu. On behalf of Linda and the entire CAT team, we can’t wait to meet you and spend the day with you!


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