The Learning and Teaching Centre recognizes the importance of providing graduate students with the necessary skills needed, not only as a TA but as professional development for future careers, whether as an academic or in other fields of work. TAs provide an important role on campus through their support of undergraduate student learning.
Therefore, the TA and Graduate Student Professional Development Program offers a range of training and professional development options for all graduate students on campus to help them prepare for their role as future faculty, or to provide valuable transferable skills. New TAs will most likely want to attend the TA Conferences that take place in September and January, and workshops that take place each month. Experienced TAs and senior PhD graduate students may want to take part in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) program, which leads to a certificate, and prepares graduate students to teach effectively in higher education in order to compete in the academic job market.
For more information about the workshops and programs offered, please see the links below or visit the monthly calendar of workshops on our website (link provided below). To further assist you with your academic professional development, we have provided links to other resources available to you, such as TA Tip Sheets, TA Manuals and a website on Academic Integrity.
All workshops and programs are available at no cost, but we appreciate prior registration so that we have enough supplies and refreshments for those attending.
Although some events are specifically aimed at the interests of TAs, they are not intended to exclude others from joining or to suggest that other events run by the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) would not be suitable for TAs. Everyone is welcome!
Programs and Workshops:
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Grad Student Information:
New Offering for Thesis Completion Group Support (for Graduate Students)
Teaching Assistants are invited to contact the TATP for one-to-one support, advice, and/or feedback on their teaching. Consultations can be carried out in person or by email. We can help TAs collect feedback on their teaching by offering advice and resources with respect to mid-term and end-of-term student questionnaires.
TA Support in Departments:
What is your department doing to support TAs? If you would like to have your department’s program listed here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information, and we will gladly include it in our list.
- TAs – all TA appointments are determined by individual departments. If you are interested in a TA position at UVic, please contact your graduate program department to inquire about upcoming TA opportunities.
- Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs) – Application deadline is May 31st each year. Please see http://www.ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/taprod/tacs.php for more information about the TAC program.
- Workstudy – please see the work study webpage at http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/workstudy/wsjobpostings.html. Job opportunities will be posted early in the Fall.
- Volunteers – if you have a passion for learning and teaching in higher education, then consider volunteering to help out at our conferences, workshops, and events.
- Please contact Cynthia Korpan, the TA Training Program Manager for more information. She can be reached at 250-472-4798 or by email email@example.com. Alternatively, contact the Learning and Teaching Centre directly at 250-721-8571.