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 26
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109, This workshop will provide practical suggestions on how to make use of your students' different languages and cultures within your teaching. We will also discuss how to effectively teach a group of students with various languages in a classroom setting.

Thursday, October 4
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120ABC, Flipped classrooms, think-pair-share, inquiry-based learning, clicker questions and more: active learning takes many forms and has many advocates. In this session, we will discuss the spectrum of active learning methodologies, educational research supporting its effectiveness, and tips for incorporating active learning techniques into your classrooms including resources available at Rutgers.

Tuesday, October 16
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 109, How often do you actually step back and ask “What should my students walk away from this class having learned?” Probably not often enough. Learning goals are the driving force behind any university course, and effective learning goals can be endlessly helpful to both you and your students. This workshop will teach you how to interpret, utilize, and, most importantly, craft useful and appropriate learning goals for any class in any field.

Monday, November 5
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120ABC, Tired of lecturing? Instructors can be far more effective as teachers by varying instructional methodologies to keep students engaged. During this session, we discuss how instructors can vary teaching methods to help focus student efforts in learning. For example, we’ll provide tips about breaking up your lectures, engaging students with discussion, using problems and case studies to relate content to the “real world,” utilizing small group work, and utilizing technology in the classroom.

Thursday, November 8
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 122, Are you about to go on the job market? Are you ready for the on-campus interview? This session will discuss the search process, how to prepare for the interview, and developing your job talk.

Teaching with Technology

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