Center for Teaching and Learning

Information for facilitators

We invite UW graduate TAs to lead synchronous and asynchronous workshops at the online 2021 TA Program on Teaching and Learning.

Facilitation types

Leading synchronous workshops:

  • Leading section(s) of “What If? Preparing for Challenging Moments” on Zoom between 1:00-2:00 or 2:30-3:30 on Monday, September 20
  • Workshops are capped at 30 and have one facilitator
  • We will provide you with a secure Zoom meeting and workshop materials

Designing asynchronous workshops:

  • Asynchronous workshop facilitators will create an interactive Canvas module for one of the following workshops:
    • How Do Students Learn? Applying the Research
    • Teaching in Lab Settings: First Day and Beyond
    • Teaching Modern Languages: First Day and Beyond
    • Teaching Social Science / Humanities Quiz Sections: First Day and Beyond
    • Teaching Your Own Class: First Day and Beyond
  • We will provide you with a Canvas site, a template to build on, and workshop materials
  • Modules must be complete in Canvas by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10

Serving as a panelist at either the International TA sessions or the Opening Plenary

  • International TA sessions panel is on Friday, September 17 from 2:45-3:45 on Zoom
  • Please indicate your interest in serving as a panelist in your application

Eligibility requirements

To facilitate workshops at this year’s TA Program, you must:

  • Be available during the synchronous portions of the TA Program (between 1:00 – 3:30 on Monday, September 20)
  • Be available to participate in the workshop planning sessions on Zoom (see below)
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student employee (TA or RA) for the Autumn 2021 quarter
  • Be comfortable teaching on Zoom and Canvas

Workshop planning sessions

The Center for Teaching and Learning coordinates Workshop Planning Sessions to help facilitators prepare for their workshops. This year’s planning sessions take place on Friday, Sept 3 on Zoom. All facilitators are required to participate in their relevant portion of the Workshop Planning Sessions.

Your time commitment for the Sept. 3 sessions depends on the workshops you will facilitate at the TA Program:

  • Synchronous (Zoom) workshop facilitators will meet from 9:30-10:45
  • Asynchronous (Canvas) workshop facilitators will meet from 11:00-12:15
  • International TA Panelists will meet from 1:00-2:15

How to apply

If you meet all four criteria above, please fill out the application form relevant to you:

We accept applications as they come in–please apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.

After selection

  • CTL will give facilitators their workshop assignments before August 9. Each facilitator leads two workshops. 
  • Facilitators should check their UW email between August 9-13 to confirm these assignments. If we don’t receive a confirmation by August 13, those assignments will be given to another facilitator.

What you can expect of CTL

We will:

  • Provide resources and ideas to help you develop and implement your workshop(s).
  • Assist you with strategies for effective synchronous and/or asynchronous workshop design and facilitation.
  • Connect you in planning discussions with other TAs who are facilitating the same workshop(s).
  • Provide you with feedback from the TAs who participated in your workshop(s).
  • Send you a letter documenting your work with the program.

What CTL expects of you as a facilitator

Facilitators will:

  • Check your UW email and reply between July 26 – August 2 about your proposed workshop assignments.
  • Participate in the workshop planning sessions.
  • Facilitate your assigned workshops in ways that meet the session goals and guidelines (we’ll share lots of materials with you for this, including examples from past facilitators).
  • Give us feedback on your experience as a facilitator.

Compensation

Facilitators will receive compensation. Details will be provided in our invitation email.

Questions

For questions and more information about facilitating at the TA Program, please contact taconf@uw.edu.