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Washington State University Graduate School

Teaching Resources

TA Workshop

The TA workshop each spring is designed to offer graduate students more personalized contact and individual consultations with expert faculty who can answer questions. Each participant attends sessions that will help inspire, motivate, and encourage them with new ideas to stimulate creative thinking.

The workshop includes sessions on:

  • What is Program Assessment of Learning, and Why Do We Care?
  • Engaging Students and Helping Teams Rock in the Classroom.
  • Tech Tools for Teaching, led by the Global Campus.
  • Classroom Management: Addressing Challenges and Developing Classroom Policies

What will I learn?

Emphasized during the workshop are the WSU Learning Goals that influence our teaching practices. Teaching assistants will learn how to engage undergraduate students in the classroom, uphold academic integrity, design a course, write exams, and developing his or her own own personal teaching style.

Watch the 2017 TA Workshop HERE

Complete the Questionnaire following the videos and receive a Certificate of Completion.

Advice for Teaching Assistants

The WSU Teaching Academy is a rich resource for graduate teaching assistants. Graduate students can take advantage of workshops and individualized teaching services from the Academy. With a goal to continually assess and improve instruction at WSU, the Teaching Academy hosts the TA Workshop for graduate assistants each year, and also provides feedback and guidance for TAs. Visit the Teaching Academy website to set up an appointment. or register for upcoming seminars.

Tips for Effective Lecture Preparation and Delivery

While a lecture has certain elements in common with formal speech, a classroom lecture places greater emphasis on the importance of presenter-audience (instructor-student) interaction. For help in preparing your classroom syllabus and how to improve your  lectures, visit HERE.