Center for Teaching and Learning

Information for departments

Informing your TAs about the TA Program

CTL uses the Graduate School’s GPA list to send all departments information about the program. Once registration is open, we will send an update and include an invitation for departments to forward to their new TAs.


Registration for the program will open July 22. We use online registration software.

Please note:

  • There will be one registration period, open throughout the program.
  • Once a workshop is filled, it’s filled: additional sessions will not be added.
  • Please encourage your students to register early to get into their first choice of workshops.

TA Program Registration

Department workshop recommendations

Some departments recommend specific workshops for their TAs to attend. If you would like to recommend workshops, please do so in the email you send along with the program invitation.  For more information about which workshops will be offered and at what times they will be offered, please see our workshop descriptions and program schedule pages.

Student participation

CTL does not take attendance at the TA Program.  We will not be able to tell you if your students participated in workshops.

At your request, we can provide a list of students in your department who registered for the program.  Please note:  Registration will be open from late July to September 17 and students may modify their registration at any time.

GRDSCH 501: TA Preparation

Graduate students who participate in 3 or more TA Program sessions are eligible to enroll in the 1-credit GRDSCH 501 course.
To do so, students must:

  1. Register for GRDSCH 501 using MyPlan (please see the autumn quarter UW Time Schedule for details)
  2. Register for the TA Program using the program registration site

GRDSCH 501 students will be required to:

  • Attend a minimum of three sessions at the program
  • Complete five interactive online assignments during autumn quarter through the course Canvas website.

Please let students know your department’s recommendations regarding registering for GRDSCH 501.

Important dates for 2020

  • Wednesday, July 22: TA Program registration begins
  • Wednesday, September 16 (1:15-4:00): International TA Sessions (synchronous Zoom sessions)
  • Thursday, September 17 (9:00-5:15): Plenaries and workshops (synchronous Zoom sessions)


If you have any questions, please email