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TA Workshops

This document contains information about upcoming TA events beyond the fall and spring training, and instructions for how to set up an individualized teaching assistant workshop or professional development event in your department or program.

Individualized TA Training and Professional Development Workshops  

The College of Letters & Science is pleased to deliver TA training and professional development workshops to your department, any time of year.

To schedule a 30-90 minute workshop, select a topic that would benefit your course or department TAs and contact Brian Bubenzer at to set up a time.

Workshop topics include:
  • Understanding student expectations
  • Establishing credibility
  • Motivating students to participate
  • Developing a personal teaching style
  • Teaching a required class to non-majors
  • Coping with the demands of teaching and graduate work
  • Evaluating student performance
  • Teaching controversial subjects
  • Understanding learning styles
  • Creating a positive classroom environment
  • Surviving mid-semester doldrums
  • Teaching as part of a team
  • Managing relationships and power differentials
  • Acclimating international TAs
  • Your course and the big picture of UW-Madison’s curriculum
  • “How am I doing?”  - Assessment tools and techniques
  • Diversity in the classroom
  • The multiple roles of the TA
  • Dealing with student issues
  • Ethics in college teaching
  • Developing a teaching portfolio

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Owner:Brian B.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2014-12-12 14:00 CDTUpdated:2016-03-10 15:30 CDT
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