TAs are crucial to the development of excellence in undergraduate education. To help you meet the high standards Rutgers establishes for all of its teachers, the TA Project hold annual orientations for all new TAs and international TAs. Information on the orientations may be found below.
Newly appointed TAs are required to attend the New TA Orientation. Additionally, TAs who are non-U.S. citizens are also required to attend the International TA Orientation.
The orientation consists of a series of presentations and panel discussions. Participants discuss general and discipline-specific teaching issues, receive advice and guidance from experienced TAs and professors, explore a variety of pedagogical methods, and learn about Rutgers undergraduate student culture.
If you have questions about your TA appointment, please contact your graduate program administrator.
Many new TAs are also new to the United States. To help ease your adjustment into teaching in the U.S., the TA Project holds an International TA Orientation. This orientation introduces participants to the cultural issues involved in teaching at an American university. Discussion groups are led by experienced international TAs.
Newly appointed international TAs are required to attend this orientation as well as the New TA Orientation, on Thursday, August 30, 2018. When you register for the New TA Orientation you are automatically registered for the International TA Orientation.