Free workshops to provide instructors with professional development

UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) and students interested in teaching and learning are invited to register for a full-day professional development event, the 10th annual GATAcademy, taking place Wednesday, September 7, in the Odette Building.

Organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the GATA Network, GATAcademy is a faculty-sponsored series of workshops tailored to new and returning GAs and TAs. The event has helped to prepare more than 1,000 students from diverse disciplines for future careers as teachers, researchers, and scholars.

This year’s workshops—led by a group of experienced and award winning GAs, TAs, and instructors—will feature a range of topics, including:

  • tips for surviving your first day as a GA/TA;
  • teaching to a multicultural audience;
  • teaching with technology;
  • navigating copyright laws; and
  • managing the University of Windsor’s new Blackboard learning management system.

Workshops are free for GAs and TAs.

The Graduate Studies GA/TA Orientation will take place at 3 p.m. September 7, immediately following GATAcademy. This session will offer practical information about entering into a new GA/TA role.

More information and online registration for GATAcademy are available on the CTL webpage.