Teaching Assistant Training

Upcoming Training Dates

  • Spring Semester 2024: November 20, 2023-January 5, 2024
  • Summer Semester 2024: March 25-May 10, 2024
  • Fall Semester 2024: July 29-September 6, 2024

Eligibility for TA Training

  1. TAs must be SPHTM graduate students.
  2. TAs must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Please note: If you have successfully completed SPHL 8080, you are automatically qualified to be a TA and do not need to complete the TA Training. Also, if you have already completed the TA training, you are not required to take the course.

Does completing TA training guarantee a TA job?
Completing TA training does not guarantee a TA job. Students should check Handshake to identify positions: https://tulane.joinhandshake.com/login

TA Training Overview
The mandatory TA training program is required to be considered for a teaching assistantship in both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. The TA training covers ethics, academic standards, honor code, payroll, instructional technology, and student-centered teaching practices. Upon completion of the training, students receive a certificate and will be added to the list of students qualified to TA.

About the TA Training
Course Students will complete an asynchronous Canvas course with 3 modules that incorporate administrative information for payroll, responsibilities, and confidentiality as well as instructional technology lessons in Canvas, Zoom, and Yuja. It requires submission of the Confidentiality Agreement, Bio Sheet, posting on a discussion board, and several knowledge checks. The modules take about 2 hours to complete.

Learning Objectives
This training is designed to prepare aspiring TAs to:

  1. Contact the right resource for questions related to payroll and other resources. (Module 1)
  2. Determine eligibility to serve as a teaching assistant. (Module 1)
  3. Explain the confidentiality agreement. (Module 1)
  4. Recognize breaches of academic integrity and address them. (Module 2)
  5. List TA responsibilities and non-responsibilities. (Module2)
  6. Recognize professional behaviors in yourself and others. (Module2)
  7. Set up and run a Zoom session with breakout rooms and recordings. (Module 3)
  8. Record and upload a video using Canvas or other software. (Module 3)
  9. Set up/Grade assignments, quizzes, and discussions on Canvas. (Module 3)
  10. Identify where to find Respondus Lockdown and Proctoring instructions. (Module 3) 11. Use Turnitin with an assignment. (Module 3)