Certificate Programs

Each semester TAP offers workshops and/or panel discussions covering a wide range of topics to assist TAs with their continued professional development. These sessions, designed for current and future TAs, are free. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you wish.

The workshops are broken down into Certificate Programs, each concerned with a particular area. Students who attend at least four sessions in a particular workshop series will receive a certificate of participation. (There is no time deadline; a certificates may be earned over one or several semesters.) You may earn multiple certificates. View a list of past workshops.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated.

Upcoming Workshops

Improving your Classroom Skills


Wednesday, September 25
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109,


Thursday, October 3
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109, Designed to help TAs prepare teaching portfolios, this program helps graduate students to consider their own goals as a future faculty member. The three major parts of a teaching portfolio will be covered, including teaching responsibilities, teaching philosophy and goals, and evidence of effective teaching.


Monday, October 7
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109, In addition to a teaching portfolio, most applicants for academic positions will be asked to provide a diversity statement. Attend this session to learn how to design and develop a diversity statement that will help you to succeed.


Thursday, October 17
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120A,


Tuesday, October 29
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109, Instructors must often make decisions about which classroom policies to set and how to effectively enforce them. During this session we will discuss approaches to various policies such as attendance, participation, accepting late work, granting make-ups, students’ use of technology, and more.


Wednesday, November 13
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120A, Co-led by the Office of Disability Services, this workshop will prepare instructors to work with students with various types of disabilities. We will discuss different types of accommodations, including extended examination allowances, note taking services, and how to best facilitate these procedures in the classroom.

Teaching with Technology

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