TA Orientation FAQ

Who Must Attend?

To fulfill part of University TA Policy, all new graduate teaching and laboratory assistants with instructional responsibilities during the 2018-2019 academic year.  TAs and LAs who have not previously attended TA Orientation must also attend.

Who Else Can Attend?
All interested graduate TAs, LAs, and postdoctoral scholars are invited to attend. 

Where is TA Orientation?
Biological Sciences Building

What Happens at Orientation?
Through informative, interactive, and collaborative sessions, participants will be welcomed to teaching at UGA and will meet dynamic and successful faculty and graduate students who are eager to share their expertise and to answer questions.  Specific strategies and take-aways will equip participants with tools they need for a successful start to their teaching experience at UGA and resource personnel will enable participants to find the resources they might need throughout the semester and the semesters to come.

Is this the same as Graduate Student Orientation?
No. The Graduate School's orientation for new graduate students--which is Wednesday, August 8, 2018--is separate from New Graduate TA Orientation and does not replace it. 

How Do I Register?
Registration for 2018 TA Orientation is now available through the online registration form.  On-site registration will occur between 8:00 AM and 8:20 AM on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

What if I can’t attend the August 9 orientation?
There will be a make-up orientation held Saturday August 25th in the Miller Learning Center. Online registration for this make-up orientation will be available soon.

Are there other opportunities at CTL for me to develop my teaching?
Yes. Visit the TA Services & Programs section for more information about CTL’s TA Program offerings including workshops and consulting services.

What is CTL?
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at UGA provides campus-wide leadership on matters relating to instruction by coordinating a wide variety of programs and activities that serve faculty, administrators, and graduate teaching and laboratory assistants in each of the University's schools and colleges.