Register to attend New TA Orientation

Please join The Graduate School for a half-day of interactive training designed to empower you as you begin the important work of teaching undergraduate students at Carolina. You'll learn valuable skills: from effective teaching strategies to supporting student success and evaluating student performance—that will increase your competence as an instructor in the classroom. You'll gain the confidence that comes from knowing when and how to connect with campus resources. Most importantly, you'll connect with a community of peers and mentors who are ready to support your development as an instructor now and into the future.



New TA Orientation, Thursday, August 15, 2024, 9:00 am-1:30 pm
Time Activity
Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome, overview of schedule, core teaching competencies, CIRTL

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Building Confidence and Building Rapport with Students, Inclusive Teaching Strategies

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Case Scenario discussions with campus resources

10:50 am – 11:00 pm

Break and transition to Breakouts

11:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Breakout topics (e.g. Facilitating Discussions, Creating a Lesson Plan, Teaching with Technology, Plagiarism, Acclimating to the American Classroom (for international TAs), Assessing Student Learning).

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Experience TA Panel

Parking and Transportation

Parking on campus is very limited, please plan ahead and use mass transportation if possible.