Teaching Assistant (TA) Training Workshops

The Department of Instructional Development and Resources offers several workshops to help faculty with new or returning Teaching Assistants (TA). In response to faculty feedback, more training workshops for student assistants are available. These optional workshops can provide training that you may deem helpful for your assistant.

New TA Introductory Training

  • If you have a student who has never been a TA before, this one-hour workshop is a great way to get them going by introducing them to working with faculty, returning & reporting, taking initiative, and maintaining confidentiality as they grade student work and keep records. 

  • Winter Semester 2015 course schedule:
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6-7 PM, MC 380
    Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6-7 PM, MC 380
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6-7 PM, MC 380
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6-7 PM, MC 380
  • I-Learn TA Training
    This one-hour session aids your teaching assistants in grasping the technicalities of I-learn.  They will learn how to efficiently navigate, troubleshoot, and support the learning environment you have created in your I-learn course.  

  • Winter Semester 2015 course schedule:
    Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5-6 PM, McKay 364
    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10-11 AM, McKay 364
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5-6 PM, McKay 364
    Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5-6 PM, McKay 364

Workshop registration must be done by the student (not the faculty or department secretary) through this online system.  Please send students this link to sign-up.

Students are generally paid for the time they are attending workshops.  If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Alan K. Young at younga@byui.edu.

Below, two faculty members share their experiences using TAs in a specialized manner: