Sessions to help grad students improve their teaching skills, September 5

A program organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and GA/TA Network will help UWindsor graduate students improve their teaching skills, whether to benefit their current students or to prepare for careers in which they'll need to discuss, present, and provide feedback to others.

GATAcademy 2012—sponsored by the faculties of arts and social sciences, business, science and engineering, in cooperation with graduate studies—offers a mix of workshops created especially for new graduate and teaching assistants, but of practical use to GAs and TAs at every level of experience.

This year's sessions will be led by experienced GAs, TAs, and instructors from many disciplines, as well as staff from Leddy Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Educational Development Centre.

Topics include:

  • Conducting Effective Labs and Tutorials
  • Dynamic Discussions
  • Effective Explanations
  • The First Day
  • Giving Meaningful Feedback
  • Mark My Words: A Guide to Marking Written Assignments
  • Catch Me If You Can: Identifying Plagiarism in Students' Papers and Assignments
  • Classroom Technologies: From Consoles to Google Apps
  • Cyber-communication: Dos and Don'ts
  • To Instruct and Delight: Storytelling for Higher Education
  • Zotero: Your Research, A Click Away!
  • Preparing for Life After Grad School

The program runs Wednesday, September 5.  Space is limited, so organizers encourage faculty to inform their GAs and TAs that they will need to register quickly. More information and online registration are available at: