TA Success Series
TA Success Day
January 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TA Success Day is a set of sessions focused on developing specific skills and knowledge relevant to teaching as a TA including on marking effectively, lesson planning, and facilitating labs, problem-set tutorials and seminars. The next offering in January consists of a half-day.
For a listing of the sessions offered, and to choose and register in them, please follow the link below.
Courses and Workshops
For Graduate Students
The following teaching courses are specifically designed for Graduate Student Teachers:
GPS 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching
A two-term course for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are currently teaching, have some previous teaching experience, or who have completed GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills. The goal of this interdisciplinary course is to provide a supportive learning environment where students can continue to apply the principles of university teaching and practice their communication and teaching skills, all while receiving feedback from their instructors and peers.
GPS 982: Mentored Teaching
For Ph.D. students who have received a Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This faculty-mentored program prepares graduate students to become classroom instructors (term one) with a teaching practicum in their home department (term two).
For Instructors, Post-docs, and Graduate Students
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) also offers a number of free, non-credit courses and workshops that cover a variety of topics related to teaching strategies, assessment and evalation, and other key and timely aspects of teaching and learning in higher education.
These courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and are led by faculty from across campus or by members of the GMCTL team.
Professional Skills Development
Graduate Professional Skills Certificate
Work towards completing the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate while completing your graduate degree or working as a post-doctoral fellow.
GPS 984: Thinking Critically
Register for GPS 984: Thinking Critically - Professional Skills for Global Citizens, a multi-disciplinary course that will help you develop and practice critical and reflective thinking skills.
Mitacs and other learning opportunities
Attend and reflect on your experiences with peers in MITACS and other professional skills workshops around campus.
How you can help
Graduate students with considerable teaching experience are encouraged to share their expertise at The Gwenna Moss Centre by facilitating workshops for other graduate student teachers on relevant topics such as marking, building rapport with students, or teaching in the lab.
Please contact one of the GMCTL staff members if you are interested in working with us.
If you have had some experience teaching at the U of S, you or your peers may be eligible for the Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award.