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Welcome to Toronto Metropolitan University's community of TA/GAs and graduate students! The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is here to serve as your primary hub for advancing your professional growth in learning and teaching. We provide a range of events, professional development programs, and resources tailored to support TA/GAs and graduate students, ensuring your journey with us is both enriching and fulfilling. Check back regularly for updates and new resources

Explore our 2023/24 Programming

Graduate Teaching Development Program (GTDP)

An opportunity to enhance teaching skills, develop a teaching dossier, and attain teaching certificates in higher education. This program offers up to two teaching certifications for TMU graduate students. It involves two free 6-week courses in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education that will appear on your transcript. The completion schedule is flexible, and you'll earn certificates and digital badges for each level to enhance your LinkedIn profile.

Professional Development 

TA/GA Workshop Series

Attend workshops covering various aspects of professional development in teaching. This fall, join our Core Workshop Series, designed to orient new TA/GAs to their roles at the university. Open to all TA/GAs and interested graduate students at TMU.

Offered: Fall/Winter

Awards 

TA/GA Awards Program

The program rewards selected TA/GAs who have demonstrated excellence in community building, employee relations, and the student experience.
Offered: Fall/Winter

Orientation 

2023-2024 Modules

Orientation modules are offered online through D2L Brightspace. These modules help prepare TA/GAs for classroom teaching roles. Topics covered include meeting with supervising instructors, duties and responsibilities, student rapport, using D2L Brightspace, and resources for student success. Benefits include understanding TA/GA duties, strategies for instructor relationships, D2L proficiency, connecting students with campus resources, and gaining professional skills for academic and future careers.


TA/GA Day: In-Person Symposium on Teaching

A full-day of events for TA/GAs and all graduate students interested in professional development in teaching. Take away valuable tips, tools, and strategies for carrying out your teaching duties in the upcoming year and have a chance to network with peers.

Offered: Fall

Upcoming TA/GA Events

Please note: this content is inherited from the Teaching Development site. Please visit the Teaching Assistant & Graduate Assistant Programs page for more information.