TA Training

Wednesday, August 21 | 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

TA Training

Location: Cohen 17 and Fisher-Bennett hall

Summary: This three-day program is required of all new TAs in Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Design. It is optional for new Annenberg TAs. All participants must register in advance.
New SAS TAs must also attend at least one in-semester follow-up workshop.

9:00-9:45 Welcoming Plenary (Cohen 17)
Bruce Lenthall, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Dennis DeTurck, Dean of the College
Eve Troutt Powell, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

9:45-10:15 Your Role as a TA (Cohen 17)
Julie McGurck, Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

10:15-10:45 Preparing for Your First Day (Cohen 17)
Ian Petrie, Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break (Lobby outside Cohen 17)

11:00-11:45 Support Resources for Your Students (Cohen 17)
Janet Tighe, Director of Academic Advising and Dean of Freshmen
Myrna Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Nathaniel Amos, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Donna Brown, Director, Tutoring Center

11:45-12:30 Penn Policies and Resources (Cohen 17)
Sexual Violence and Harassment – Felicity Paxton, Director, Penn Women’s Center
Student Privacy – Maura Johnston, University Privacy Officer
Students with Disabilities – Susan Shapiro, Director, Student Disabilities Services
Academic Integrity – Michele Goldfarb, Director, Office of Student Conduct

2:00-4:45 Graduate Student-Led Workshops (Fisher Bennett Hall rooms TBA)
Leading Discussions in the Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences
Grading in the Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences
Grading in the Sciences and Quantitative Social Sciences
Recitations in the Sciences and Quantitative Social Sciences
Leading Effective Lab Sessions
Leading Discussions in the Quantitative Sciences and Social Sciences