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Working Effectively with TAs: Making the Most of the Faculty-TA Relationship

February 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


February 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Facilitators: Marie Vander Kloet, Assistant Director, TATP/CTSI; Michal Kasprzak, Curriculum Developer, TATP

Description: Building and managing your teaching team of one or a group of TAs is no easy task, particularly on top of the many other responsibilities busy instructors have. Yet TAs at U of T play a key role in undergraduate teaching, thus a good working relationship between course instructors and TAs is an essential ingredient for a successful course. This interactive workshop and panel discussion with experienced faculty members will explore practices, questions and challenges for faculty seeking to build and maintain an effective teaching team. It will give you practical tools to help you develop and maintain a fruitful working relationship with your TAs. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Establishing course goals, policies and expectations for your teaching team.
  • Exploring best practices around communication with TAs.
  • Understanding the dual roles TAs hold and how to trouble shoot potential challenges that may result
  • Developing clear grading criteria and instructions for assignment feedback for TAs
  • Mentoring and supporting your TAs

February 16, 2017
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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