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As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely in different roles with an experienced instructor to teach. When this relationship goes well, it can be rewarding, educational, and fun. When it does not, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) that structure the TA-Instructor relationship, develop effective communication strategies, including feedback and building professional interpersonal skills, all with the aim of helping you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with.
Facilitator: Shaya Golparian
TA Summer Institute Theme – Managing Your Workload
Graduate students have many competing demands on their time and energy – not just TAing, but research, coursework, professional development, preparing for a career, and maybe even having a life beyond the university! All of the workshops specifically offered for TAs during the Summer Institute will include support to help you manage your workload as a TA – whether it is dealing with time management, stress, or just planning out your work. You can be an excellent TA while at the same time having space for other aspects of your life