Large lecture classes often rely on graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) to lead discussion sections, grade assignments, and provide targeted feedback to undergraduates. However, common challenges in the working relationship between instructors and TAs frustrate faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students alike. This presentation shares recommendations developed in the Teaching Together Learning Community, a year-long learning community in the UCI School of Social Sciences designed to improve large undergraduate classes by strengthening collaboration between faculty and graduate TAs. Specific tools for improving faculty-TA communication, supporting graduate student pedagogical professional development, and engaging in a collaborative course design process will be shared.

To register, please email Olga Dunaevsky, odunaevs@uci.edu. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event for confirmed registrants.

 

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