TA Orientation 2018

Fall 2018 TA Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 9th in the Biological Sciences Building. As per TA Policy, all graduate teaching and laboratory assistants are required to attend TA Orientation at least once before their appointment begins. Registration for Fall 2018 Orientation is now available through the online registration form.   

Before the beginning of each fall semester, CTL organizes a morning orientation for all new graduate students with instructional responsibilities during following academic year. Participants in the TA/LA Orientation Program will:

Please go to TA Orientation FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to TA Orientation.  For other questions about the orientation, please contact Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director for Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition at the Center for Teaching and Learning, at zoe.morris@uga.edu.


Schedule for 2018 TA Orientation
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Light refreshments will be served during breaks between sessions.

8:00 a.m. On-site registration and coffee
8:30-9:15 Session 1: Welcome and Keynote
9:45-10:50 Session 2: Breakout Sessions - What to Expect in Your TA/LA Role (choose 2)
  • Getting Students to Talk: Facilitating Discussion
  • Teaching in the Laboratory
  • Efficient Grading
  • Effective Lesson Planning
  • Introduction to eLC
11:10-12:30 Session 3: Panel Discussions
  • University Policies Pertinent to TAs/LAs
  • Navigating the Boundaries of Your TA/LA Role
  • Q&A with Experienced TAs/LAs



International Teaching and Laboratory Assistants should additionally plan to attend the ITA Orientation offered on Wednesday, August 1st from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (location TBA) as part of International Student Orientation


If you were unable to attend the TA Orientation on August 9th, a make-up orientation will be held Saturday, August 25th in the Miller Learning Center, room 248 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration is available now through the online registration form.