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CTL helps prepare undergraduates Learning Assistants and Teaching Assistants for their teaching through orientations, training programs and consultations.

Want to help lead SAS or SEAS orientation?

CTL hires experienced and enthusiastic TAs and LAs for orientation every semester. If you are interested in serving as an orientation leader, please email Cait Kirby with a short description of your experience as a TA or LA and the name of the instructor for whom you are or have served as a TA or LA.

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Undergraduate Teaching Consultations

It is common for educators to experience challenges or have questions about teaching. When TAs and LAs need help or want to ask questions, CTL staff can meet to discuss ideas and solutions. To set up a consultation, email CTL.

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TA and LA Orientation

About TALAO

SAS requires LAs and SEAS requires undergraduate TAs to participate in CTL's orientation program the first semester they are LAs or TAs. This program helps prepare participants to help their students thrive and to work professionally with their peers.

Some departments provide separate training for undergraduates. If you are not sure what you need to do to prepare to be a TA or LA, contact your school or department or email CTL for more information.

Fall 2022 Orientation Dates:

  • Tue 08/30/2022 - 5:15pm-7:45pm eastern time (IRL)
  • Fri 09/02/2022 - 3:30pm-6:00pm eastern time (IRL)
  • Thu 09/08/2022 - 3:30pm-6:00pm eastern time (IRL)
  • Fri 09/09/2022 - 9:00am-11:30am eastern time (IRL)
  • Thu 09/15/2022 - 5:15pm-7:45pm eastern time (Zoom)

Click to register for undergraduate TA/LA Orientation.

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For SAIL TAs and LAs

Some TAs and LAs working in Structured Active In-class Learning classes are required to participate in a semester long SAIL TA training program to help them guide students through the active learning process and work effectively in groups.

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