New Teaching Assistant Orientation


At the start of the fall and spring terms, the University Center for Teaching and Learning holds an orientation for new Teaching Assistants from across campus.

The orientation consists of workshops led by experienced teaching assistants and is designed to prepare graduate student teachers for their new roles at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshops are designed to provide new TAs with the practical skills they will need and to familiarize them with University policies and resources. All new teaching assistants are required to take part in the orientation unless their department has received an exemption from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

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New Teaching Assistant Orientation
August 25, 2017 – David Lawrence Hall Lobby

Register for Fall 2017 NTAO


9 – 9:45 a.m. Registration
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to NTAO
10:15 – 11:30am Getting Started in the Classroom and the Role of the TA
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Introduction to CourseWeb
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 1 p.m. Introduction to the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative
1 – 2 p.m. Cheating and Plagiarism
2 – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Difficult Situations and Distressed Students