Faculty-TA Relationship: Managing Expectations and Addressing Challenges

Event Date & Time

  • January 17, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Often as TA’s we focus on creating positive relationships with our students, but may forget about creating strong connections to the faculty members running the course.  In this session we will be discussing strategies to set expectations regarding TAing and address any problems that may arise throughout the term with faculty members. Furthermore we will compile a list of resources that can support positive relationships and help mitigate any issues that arise.

Register and attend this workshop in order to complete the following theme(s):

  • Teaching and Learning Spaces
  • TA Wellness


  • Linda Horianopoulos, Graduate Student Facilitator, CTLT
  • Natalie Westwood, Graduate Student Facilitator, CTLT

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete 3 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.