These modules are designed to assist TAs (and instructors) in learning about important policies, procedures, and practices related to their work at Georgia Tech. Each module is a narrated PowerPoint presentation that lasts between 5 and 8 minutes. Please turn on the audio of your computer when you view the presentations. You can also download or print the handouts for these presentations. (You may need to download and install the free Flash Player and Adobe Reader if you do not have them installed in your computer).
If you have any trouble accessing the modules, please email CETLhelp@gatech.edu with "TAweb Help" in the subject line.
If you have any questions about the actual content or wish to have further information about TA issues, please contact Dr. Donna Llewellyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Lydia Soleil at email@example.com.
If you have any trouble accessing the TA Web Assessment, please contact the instructor of your CETL 2000 or CETL 8000 course or the person in your department who is requiring the assessment.
Module 1: Your Role as a Teaching Assistant
Welcome to your role as a Georgia Tech TA! This presentation provides an overview of the responsibilities, expectations, and benefits of being a Teaching Assistant.
Module 2: What you should know about FERPA?
This presentation tells what you, as an instructor, should know about FERPA, The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The purpose of this law is to afford all post-secondary students certain rights pertaining to their educational records.
Module 3: Academic Integrity at GA Tech
In this presentation you will learn some of the basics on how instructors and students at Georgia Tech work together to ensure the integrity in the teaching and learning process.
Module 4: Georgia Tech Grading Policies
This presentation will try to answer some common questions to improve your understanding of the basic grading issues found at Georgia Tech.
This presentation discusses about what sexual harassment and how to prevent sexual harassment in your classroom.
Module 6: Learning Styles
In this presentation you will learn what different learning styles are and how instructors adjust instructional strategies to accommodate different learning styles in their classrooms.
Module 7: Tutoring Students
This presentation provides instructors and TAs with insight into the tutoring process and successful interaction with students.
Download the handout
Module 8: Teaching towards Inclusion
This presentation focuses on how instructors prepare to encourage successful learning by all students, no matter how diverse they might be.
Module 9: Teaching in the Laboratory
This presentation reviews responsibilities and strategies for those teaching assistants who teach in laboratory settings.
Module 10: Teaching in Recitations
This presentation reviews responsibilities and strategies for those teaching assistants who teach in recitation sections.
TA Web Assessment
Once you have reviewed each module, you may take the TAWeb Assessment to test your knowledge of important campus policies and resources pertaining to your duties as a TA. Remember- as a member of Georgia Tech’s instructional staff, you are now expected to be familiar with these.
The assessment is a 25-question multiple choice exam that will ask you to apply what you have learned here. Some of the answers may also be found in Tech’s teaching handbook, Teaching at Georgia Tech: A Handbook for Faculty, Instructors, and Teaching Assignments. If your department requires that you complete this assessment, your score will be automatically be sent to your department.
Please check if you have access to the assessment in the T-Square site provided by your department. If not, you should mail the instructor of your CETL 2000 or CETL 8000 course or the person in your department who is requiring the assessment with the phrase “TAWeb Assessment” in the subject line. Be sure to include your GT account (e.g., ms43, gtg32i) and GT ID number (the 9-digit number on your Buzz Card that begins with a “9”) in the email body and tell them that you do not have access to the t-square site with the assessment and that
you need to be added to the t-square site. If you can't access t-square at all, you need to submit a remedy ticket for assitance.