TA Workshop: Schedule of Events

The New TA Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the McKimmon Center at NC State University. The current schedule can be found below. Participants are asked to attend the full workshop unless they have made alternative arrangements with Dr. Vanessa Doriott Anderson.

8:15-9:00 a.m. Sign-in for Morning Session

9:00-9:05 a.m. Welcome and Overview (Peter Harries)

9:05-9:45 a.m. Competent Communication in the Classroom: Building Relationships for Student Success (April Kedrowicz)

9:45-10:30 a.m. Campus Resources for Student Well-Being (Angel Bowers)

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:15 a.m. FERPA and Other Legal Considerations (Shawn Troxler)

11:15-12:00 p.m. Active Learning Strategies (Peter Harries)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-1:45 p.m. Breakout #1

1:55-2:40 p.m. Breakout #2

2:50-3:35 p.m. Breakout #3

3:45-4:30 p.m. “Tell It Like It Is”: Teaching Assistant Discussion Panel


Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Lunch is also available for purchase from McKimmon Center’s Corner Cafe or from a food truck in attendance.

Menu information for the food trucks is as follows:

Click here for the Corner Cafe menu

Since the lunch break will be one hour long, attendees may also choose to get lunch from one of the quick food options on Western Boulevard. We ask that you be respectful of the schedule and return before 1:00 pm if you eat off campus.

Breakout Sessions

Session 1

Creating Inclusive Environments for Teaching and Learning
Designing Stylish Assignments
Time Management
Teaching in an Online Environment
Libraries Support for Instructors and Students

Session 2

Serving as a Laboratory TA in the College of Engineering
Time Management
Job Search Communication and Personal Brand
Grading Hacks
How to Survive Your First Day of Class

Session 3

Tips for Managing the Classroom Environment
Getting Started with Moodle in Graduate School
Evaluation and Grading
Teaching a Lab in the College of Sciences
Steps to Improve Your Teaching

Descriptions of these sessions can be found on the Registration page.