The tri-campus Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) aims to enhance the teaching skills of both Teaching Assistants (TAs) and graduate students who are not TAs. The program’s offerings help TAs improve their effectiveness in tutorials and in grading. In addition, the credit workshops are intended to benefit any students who seek to develop their preparation and credentials for later teaching responsibilities in their careers.
For details about current TATP credit workshops and to register, please visit the CTL events site for graduate students and TAs: https://ctl.utsc.utoronto.ca/booking/graduate/. Enrolment in the TATP certificate program is not required. If you’re a graduate student or an undergraduate TA, you are welcome to participate.
TATP offers two types of credentials: the Teaching Fundamentals certificate and the Advanced University Teaching Preparation certificate. Complete information about the program, including the two certificates, can be found at its website. Note that either TATP certificate can be counted for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills program (GPS); graduate students can complete both these professional skill programs at the same time.
Working with its campus partners and the TATP central office, the Centre for Teaching and Learning organizes an annual TATP workshop series at UTSC. For more information about TATP or to suggest topics for workshops at UTSC, contact Dr. Greg Sharzer, (firstname.lastname@example.org), CTL’s Coordinator of TA and Graduate Student Support.
Teaching Assistants at the University of Toronto are provided with training sessions, both for first-contract TAs and for TAs with responsibilities to lead tutorials. For information about current TA job training sessions and to register, visit CTL's TA job training events site: https://ctl.utsc.utoronto.ca/booking/tatp/. CTL’s TA Training Day events are announced through departments. These training sessions are generally offered in the first month of classes each term.