Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Teacher in front of class with students raising hands in seats.

This half-day event is designed to help prepare graduate students for success in their instructional roles at UB and beyond. Through interactive presentations and discussions, participants will gain knowledge on effective teaching practices, learn tips and best practices from other TAs, network with peers, and be connected to instruction related services and resources.

This event is free to UB graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Registration accepted through Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Date and Location

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. - noon
Center for the Arts Screening Room (CFA 112)
North Campus

Contact Information

Monica Carter




8:30 a.m.

Refreshments and Networking

8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Graham Hammill)

9:00 a.m.

How to Jump-Start Learning in Your Classroom (James Jensen)

9:50 a.m.

Working With Faculty (TA Panel)

10:00 a.m.


10:10 a.m.

The Benefits of Inclusive Teaching (Jacqueline Conroy)

11:00 a.m.

Classroom Management and Common Challenges (TA Panel)

11:10 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

Advance Your Teaching Skills: CIRTL@UB (Monica Carter)

11:30 a.m.

Open Question and Answer (TA Panel)

11:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Schedule is subject to change.

Who can participate?

Participants can be current graduate teaching assistants and others involved or interested in teaching, including those who:

  • Interact with students across a variety of settings (lecture, lab, recitation or office hours).
  • Support teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • Wish to develop their teaching skills.

This series is offered by CIRTL@UB in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Center for Educational Innovation.