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TA2 Training

Congratulations on your appointment as a Teaching Assistant, Level 2!

Before your appointment as a TA2 begins, you MUST complete the Faculty Center’s Teaching Assistant, Level 2 Training Program.

For the upcoming Spring 2023 Semester, the TA2 training will be held online. This online training will be open November 28, 2022 through January 15, 2023.

Please allow 48 hours after enrollment for your Folio courses to update and your online access to be activated. You will receive a separate email inviting you to the online component. Once active, you should complete the online training at your own pace, but keep in mind that you need to pass the assignments and complete all activities with an 85% or higher to pass the TA2 training.

In-Service Training

During their first year as instructors of record, it is recommended, but not required, that TA2s complete at least one training option each semester. This can include a teaching-observation of the TA2’s classroom instruction, as well as other workshops and seminars offered by the Faculty Center. For those TAs interested in improving their knowledge of pedagogy, and in tracking their progress, it is recommended they participate in the Faculty Center’s system of badges. Learn more about the different badges and services offered by exploring the Faculty Center homepage

TAs may also complete a Teaching Portfolio with the following elements:

  1. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  2. Overview of Teaching Responsibilities
  3. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. A minimum of one teaching artifact (i.e. syllabus, assignment, activity, etc.) created by the TA.

TAs are encouraged to attend a Faculty Center workshop on “Creating a Teaching Portfolio” and/or consult with a Faculty Center coordinator on the creation of their teaching portfolio. If interested in compiling a Teaching Portfolio, we recommend that TAs collect materials that refer to their teaching such as assignments, student work, student evaluations, peer evaluations, etc.

Training for Teaching Assistants

Training by the Faculty Center is required for Graduate Students with a TA2 teaching assignment. Graduate Students teaching as a TA1 and those without a teaching assignment (departmental policy may vary) are welcome to participate in the training but it is not required.

Participants collaborate on course planning activities throughout the seminar.

Last updated: 11/18/2022