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


Thursday, February 1
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 411 ABC, Designed to help graduate students prepare teaching portfolios. The major parts of a teaching portfolio will be covered, including teaching responsibilities, teaching philosophy and goals, and evidence of effective teaching.


Tuesday, February 13
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Room 122 This session provides tips on generating discussion on difficult issues when students seem unwilling to speak, dealing with a situation in which a student says something offensive, and creating a classroom atmosphere that's conducive to open discussion of sensitive issues.


Thursday, March 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room 120 ABC Having trouble with a student? This session will discuss ways of dealing with students who disrupt class, dominate discussions, and/or try to usurp authority.


Thursday, March 29
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 411 ABC, This workshop will look at the different ways in which pedagogy can be adapted to suit the online framework.


Wednesday, April 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120 ABC Summer classes present TAs with different challenges and opportunities. As these courses have both a compressed time period and longer classes, instructors need to find different ways of presenting the material. This workshop will provide TAs with information on how to do so.

Teaching with Technology

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