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Winter TA Orientation

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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 registrants will have access to TAO materials (such as slide decks and handouts) after the event through the companion Canvas site.

Spring Quarter TA Orientation

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. PST
Tressider Memorial Union


Opening Session (1 – 2 p.m.)

  • Welcome to Teaching at Stanford
  • Supporting Mental Health and Well-being in the Classroom: Colin Campbell, Program Manager, Health Education, Well Being at Stanford

Concurrent Session (2:10 – 3 p.m.) (Choose ONE workshop)

  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs and Exams 
  • Leading Discussions in Science and Engineering 
  • Leading Discussions in Social Sciences and Humanities 
  • Leading Office Hours and Review Sessions 

Closing Session (3:10 – 4 p.m.) 

  • Major Policies and Practices Every TA Should Know 

For questions about TA Orientation or to request an accommodation, please contact Amanda Modell at

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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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