The Graduate Student Teaching Development Guide is designed to empower TAs to engage in their role in ways that enhance their teaching and learning capacities, and promote student learning. All content is informed by theoretical literature and evidence-based research from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Each chapter provides practical information and strategies to use in real time, and reflection prompts when considering how to best translate these elements into the classroom. Above all, you are encouraged to seek out the expertise and resources of the course instructor, your department and faculty, and across campus.
The Graduate Student Teaching Development Guide is grounded in the values from two sources: the core beliefs of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning’s Educational Development Unit (EDU), and the Framework for Teaching Assistant (TA) Competency Development document by the Teaching Assistant Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) Special Interest Group of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).