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Each quarter, CTL hosts a TA Orientation (TAO) to prepare graduate students for their teaching responsibilities at Stanford. This event is highly recommended for all TAs. It will provide a foundation in evidence-based teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community.

If you are unable to attend TAO, TAO Any Time is a self-paced online course introducing you to the fundamentals of effective pedagogy for teaching assistants.

Please note: no food or open drinks are allowed inside TAO classrooms. Please bring a reusable water bottle and/or travel mug with lid if you would like to bring drinks into Lathrop library. 

Spring Quarter TA Orientation

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Lathrop Library

Agenda 

Check-in and light refreshments (12:30 – 1:00 p.m.) 

Opening Session (1:00 – 1:50 p.m.) Lathrop 282

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford: Cassandra Volpe Horii, PhD. Associate Vice Provost for Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Mental Health and Well Being in Learning Environments: Colin Campbell, Assistant Director, Well-Being at Stanford

Concurrent Session (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) (Choose ONE interactive workshop)

  • Leading Office Hours and Review Sessions (Lathrop 282)
  • Supporting Student Learning in Sections (Lathrop 299)

Closing Session 2 (3:10 – 4 p.m.) 

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know (Lathrop 282)

For questions about TA Orientation or to request an accommodation, please contact Amanda Modell at amodell@stanford.edu.

Missed the TA Orientation?

TAO Any Time is a self-paced online course introducing you to the fundamentals of effective pedagogy for teaching assistants. Register through Canvas and complete it at a time that works for you.

Stanford Policy Resources

Stanford Policies

Questions?

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.

amodell@stanford.edu
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