Schreyer Institute to offer TA 101 workshop for new teaching assistants Aug. 30

August 28, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present a free workshop titled “TA 101: Survive and Thrive as a Teaching Assistant” from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in 7A Sparks Building at University Park.

This workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua, Michael Murphy, Moji Shahvali and Wideline Seraphin, is designed for new teaching assistants and will cover such common challenges as:

  • maintaining a balance of authority and approachability;
  • handling grade complaints;
  • communicating in the classroom; and
  • acting as a representative of the course instructor.

This workshop satisfies a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series for new instructors.

To register for the workshop, visit

  • Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated September 05, 2017