Autumn TA Orientation: Introduction to Online Teaching
Each quarter, CTL hosts a TA Orientation 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. All students who are enrolled in the TAO Canvas site will have access to the event's recordings and materials after the fact.
Autumn Quarter TA Orientation
Friday, September 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon PDT (Online via Zoom)
Agenda (subject to change):
Session 1 (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
- Welcome: Gloriana Trujillo, PhD, Interim Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
- Who Are Our Students? Laura Schlosberg, PhD, Assistant Dean of Academic and Curriculum Support, H&S Dean's Office
- Supporting Mental Health and Well-being in the Classroom: Colin Campbell, Program Manager, Health Education, Well Being at Stanford
Session 2 (10:10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) Choose ONE workshop
- Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
- Leading Discussions in Science and Engineering
- Leading Discussions in Social Sciences and Humanities
- Office Hours and Review Sessions
Session 3 (11:10 a.m. – 12 noon) Choose ONE workshop
- Grading and Commenting on Papers and Essays: Norah Fahim, Associate Director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking
- Grading Problem Sets, Labs and Exams
- Effective Lectures and Presentations: Thomas Freeland, Advanced Lecturer, Oral Communication Program
For questions about TA Orientation or to request an accommodation, please contact Amanda Modell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter TA Orientation 2022 will be held on Friday, January 7 and Spring TA Orientation 2022 will be held on Friday, March 25.
Missed the TA Orientation?
- Advice for International TAs handout
- Digital Engagement Tools
- Getting Started with Canvas handout
- Getting Started with Canvas slides
- Getting Started with Canvas: Instructor Resources
- Getting Started with Canvas: Assessing Assignments and Activities
- Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams handout
- Holding Office Hours and Review Sessions in Sciences and Engineering handout
- Holding Office Hours and Review Sessions Case Studies
- Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences handout
- Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences sample section syllabus
- Leading Discussions in Humanities and Social Sciences sample lesson plan
- Leading Discussions in Sciences and Engineering handout
Stanford Policies for Remote Teaching during COVID-19
- Remote Teaching and the Honor Code from the Office of Community Standards
- Guidance for Remote Teaching and Learning from the Bureau of Judicial Affairs
- The Honor Code and Fundamental Standard Video
- Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy Office Video
- Teaching Students with Disabilities from the Office of Accessible Education
- Office of Accessible Education Video
- "Honor Code and Fundamental Standard"
- Environmental Health and Safety - Emergency Preparedness Program
- Office of Accessible Education (OAE)
- Sexual Harrassment Policy Office
- University Policy on Recording and Broadcasting Classes[BC1]
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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