Balancing well-being and engagement during the pandemic

This event is highly recommended for all spring-quarter TAs. It will provide a foundation in evidence-based online teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. Registered participants will have access to recorded sessions after the event.

Details for online log-in will be provided to registrants before April 3.

Spring Quarter TA Orientation

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 1:00–4:00 PM | Zoom Meetings

Register for Spring Quarter TA Orientation

Spring Orientation Schedule

1:00–2:00 PM: Opening Session

  • Welcome and Logistics
  • Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being in the Virtual Classroom

    • Colin Campbell, Program Manager, Health Education, Well Being at Stanford

2:10–3:00 PM: Concurrent Sessions 

  • Zoom Office Hours and Discussions in Science and Engineering Courses
  • Zoom Office Hours and Discussions in Social Science and Humanities Courses
  • Introduction to Gradescope

3:10–4:00 PM: Closing Session  

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Presentation and Q&A Session

Fall orientation will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 (8:00am - 12:00pm)

The following handouts are available for your review. 


Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information at any time. Please also contact Amanda if you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information.
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