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TA Workshops

The TA Development Program (TADP) offers campus-wide training, resources, and consultation services for UCSB’s Teaching Assistants (TAs). We have workshops and certificate programs for new, mid-career, and experienced TAs that develop graduate students’ teaching competencies and prepare them for future careers as faculty.

We run Pillars of TAship workshops every quarter as well as specialty workshops, which change every quarter and are designed with the mid-career TA in mind. Below are descriptions of specialty workshops that are offered frequently. 

  • Crafting your Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Preparing your CCUT Portfolio
  • Analyzing and Interpreting your ESCI Scores
  • Cool Tools for Communication and Collaboration
  • Boosting In-class Participation

We also frequently partner with the Graduate Division, GauchoSpace, and CITRAL to provide comprehensive support. For technical training in GauchoSpace, GradeScope, i>Clicker, Nectir and other campus-supported technologies, please see the educational technology help pages or email the help desk.

Please register to attend workshops in advance to guarantee your spot.

This Quarter's TA Workshops   TA Certificate Programs   TA Orientation

TADP Professional Development for TAs at UCSB

Programs Early Career TAs Mid Career Future Faculty

TA Orientation

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Pillars of TAship

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Pedagogy Workshops

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Video Consultation

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TA funding 

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Summer Teaching Institute for Associates 

 

 

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Lead TA Institute 

 

 

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Grad 210: College & University 

 

 

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Certificate in College and University Teaching 

 

 

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TADP List PDF 

TA Development

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TA Community

Join the TA Development Program community on Nectir to give and receive great advice about teaching at UCSB. 

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Info for New TAs

See here for resources specific to new TAs, including information about TA Orientation.

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TA Programs

Attend a TA Training Program to improve your teaching skills or prepare for your future career as a faculty member.

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International TAs

Click here for more information about teaching in the American context.

Our Graduate Student Peer Consultants

Every year we hire a team of experienced graduate students as Teaching Assistant Pedagogical Advisors to conduct TA video consultations, develop and run TA workshops, and make pedagogical materials for our website and programs.

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jazmine exford

Jazmine Exford - Linguistics

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alyssa lawson

Alyssa Lawson - Psychology and Brain Sciences

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Destiny Hoerberg

Destiny Hoerberg - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

2019-2021 Peer Consultants

  • Elizabeth Schmidt - History
  • Evan Murnane - Music
  • Eugene Riordan - Global Studies
  • Katie Jan - Comparative Literature
  • Jenny Sperling - Education
  • Anthony Clairmont - Education
  • Brody Thompson - Music

Contacts

TA Development Program
1130 Kerr Hall
id-tadp@ucsb.edu
805-893-2972