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Teaching Orientations

Graduate Student Teaching Orientation

Are you a graduate student or postdoc serving as a TA or instructor of record in the spring? Join us for the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center’s January 2022 Graduate Student Teaching Orientation! This orientation consists of both an asynchronous handbook for you to access any time and live workshops over Zoom. The handbook and live workshops cover different materials, so we recommend you engage with both.

The TLTC hosts teaching orientations for graduate students every August and January.

Look through this handbook any time for information on common topics for graduate instructors of record and TAs. It includes sections on understanding your responsibilities, technology support and guidance, lesson planning, and more.

Access the handbook

There are three hours of programming available the morning of Friday, January 21. Register one time for the whole orientation, then choose which sessions you'd like to attend.

9-10:45am: Welcome to Teaching at UMD

Learn about developing your teaching identity, giving effective feedback, and important resources and policies to guide your work.

11am-12pm: Discipline-Specific Sessions

Choose one session to attend, based on what you’ll be teaching:

  • Facilitating Labs Panel: Listen to the experiences of instructors and TAs facilitating lab sessions in a variety of disciplines. This panel is facilitated by Dr. Gili Marbach-Ad, Director, Teaching and Learning Center in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. 
  • Facilitating Discussion Sections Workshop: Learn how to engage students and create effective discussion activities in this interactive workshop. 
Register here

TLTC New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

TLTC partners with the Office of Faculty Affairs to provide introductory information regarding teaching and the support available at the University of Maryland. Individual sessions for Departments and Colleges can also be scheduled upon request. Please email tltc@umd.edu to discuss your needs.

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