TA Training & Support
CTL offers support for graduate students and postdocs at every stage of your teaching careers, from getting started to designing your own course.
Whether serving as a Teaching Assistant, Course Assistant, Instructor, or in another teaching role, we offer services to help you reflect on and refine your practice, according to research-based and inclusive methods. We also work with faculty, departments, and schools to design, support, and assess TA training programs and resources.
Support Designed for You
Workshops and Courses
Reflect on your practice and deepen your skill set by taking one of the many workshops and courses offered by CTL. From engineering course design to essay grading, we’ve got you covered.
Quarterly orientations provide new TAs with the tools they need to get started in the classroom or lab. You’ll engage with evidence-based and inclusive teaching methods, and you’ll hear advice from experienced TAs.
These strategies, intended to train TAs for teaching online, outline practical steps TAs and instructors can take to support their students during a difficult time.
Feedback on Teaching
Through services such as video consultations, microteaching, and small group feedback sessions, our trained consultants help you analyze data on your teaching and map out a plan to implement changes.
Graduate Teaching Consultants
Consultants are PhD students who receive training from CTL in evidence-based and inclusive practices and in turn support fellow graduate students across campus in their teaching. Click through to learn how to become a Consultant.
Leadership in Inclusive Teaching (LIT)
LIT Fellows receive support to develop their graduate student peers in inclusive teaching methods. Fellows meet monthly to support one another and develop their projects.
The Course Design Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars (GradCDI) is a six-week course design series for graduate students and postdocs, in which you'll build or revise a syllabus draft using evidence-based frameworks.
Graduate Teaching Opportunities
Looking for a teaching, tutoring, or mentoring position? View a list of current opportunities, on and off campus.
Train Department TAs
We work with faculty, departments, and schools to design, implement, support, and assess their TA training programs.
TA Training Grants
CTL grants to advance teaching practices are currently on hold because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 response.
CIRTL at Stanford
Stanford has joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network for graduate students, postdocs, and other interested instructors.