Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Teacher standing in front of a room of students.

This half-day event is free to UB graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and 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.

Save the Date: Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

The 2021 conference is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Details will be posted closer to the conference date. Videos and resources from 2020 conference are available through our Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Course. Course information is included below.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Course

This self-guided resource, hosted in UB Learns, is designed to help TAs excel in their roles. Course content addresses a range of topics that are useful across the disciplines. Course content includes:

  • UB student resources—information about resources for you and your students.
  • Teaching online—guidance for those conducting and supporting online teaching and learning.
  • 2020 conference materials—materials from this year's conference, held on Aug. 28, 2020.
  • TA training modules—various topics specifically for TAs across the disciplines.

Instructions to Enroll in the Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Course

  1. Login to UB Learns.
  2. Select Courses in the left navigation bar
  3. Select Course Catalog in the top right corner
  4. In Search Catalog field, select Course “Name,” “Contains,” “Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
  5. Click gray arrow next to the Course ID and Enroll

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