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Free workshops to provide professional development to GAs, TAs, and instructors

UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs)—or anyone interested in teaching and learning—are invited to the 11th annual GATAcademy, a full-day professional development event taking place Tuesday, September 5, in Dillon Hall.

Organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the GATA Network, GATAcademy is a faculty-sponsored series of workshops tailored to new and returning graduate and teaching assistants. The event has helped to prepare more than 1,000 students from diverse disciplines for future careers as teachers, researchers, and scholars.

This year’s workshops—led by a group of experienced and award-winning GAs, TAs, and instructors—will feature a range of topics, including:

  • tips for surviving your first day as a GA or TA;
  • exploring criteria and guides for marking;
  • teaching to a multicultural audience;
  • teaching with technology;
  • navigating copyright laws; and
  • managing the University of Windsor’s new Blackboard learning management system.

Free lunch will be provided to all attendees.

The Graduate Studies GA/TA Orientation will take place at 3 p.m. September 5, immediately following GATAcademy. This session will offer practical information about entering into a new GA or TA role.

More information and online registration for GATAcademy are available on the CTL webpage.

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