Center for Teaching and Learning

Ongoing support for international and multilingual TAs

Graduate School Memo 15 requires all TAs who are not native speakers of English to participate in the International TA Program, which includes two workshop sessions at the TA Conference in September and optional ongoing support.

Two questions we often hear from departments are:

  • What ongoing support is offered beyond the TA Conference?
  • What if I have to appoint a TA who did not attend the September TA Conference sessions for international TAs?

Ongoing support — beyond the TA Conference

The CTL offers collaborates with international and multilingual TAs to help them advance their teaching. Please ask interested TAs to contact us.

What if we want to appoint a TA who did not attend the September TA Conference sessions?

Graduate School Memo 15 requires all international TAs to participate in the International TA Program, which includes two workshop sessions in September before autumn quarter begins. Students do not need to have an autumn quarter teaching appointment in order to attend the sessions; if a student is expected to be a TA at some point during the year, they are encouraged to attend the sessions.

Occasionally students who did not expect to be TAs are given a TA appointment for winter, spring, or summer quarters. These students may not have participated in the September sessions. If this is the case, the students can:

  • Contact CTL to see if a consultant can meet with the TA.
  • Attend the workshops the following September, if the student expects to continue a TAship in future quarters.