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Frequently Asked Questions: 

AGSEM Teaching Assistant Training FAQ.pdf


As a Teaching Assistant, you will have many challenges and responsibilities. SKILLSETS provides opportunities to develop teaching skills, learn about McGill's Learning Management System, and engage in discussions with other TAs.

TA Training was identified as a necessity by TAs during negotiations for the new Collective Agreement. First-time TAs will be compensated for three (3) hours of training; however, returning TAs are not eligible for paid training but are still welcome to register. We hope all TAs will consider registering for these courses. For accurate and detailed information on Orientation and Training, please see (Section 13.06.02) of the TA Collective Agreement (2011-2014) here.


Block A & B
ate: Friday, January 17
Time: 1:00-4:15pm
Location: Bronfman Building - 1001 rue Sherbrooke West, basement, RM: various (Map)


Block A:  1:00-2:30 PM (90 minutes) 

  • Planning/leading effective conferences/discussions
  • Preparing lectures and tutorials
  • Teaching and learning in science labs

Block B: 2:45-4:15 PM (90 minutes)

  • Interacting with students/interacting with a course supervisor
  • Grading in the sciences
  • Grading in the humanities and social sciences

Block C: 2:00-4:30PM (2h30 minutes)

  •  Understanding Discrimination: frameworks and first steps for implementing equity in professional practice

    Date: Wednesday, January 15
    Time: 2:00-4:30 PM 
    Location: McLennan Library building, Room MS-74 (lower level).

Optional Training: myCourses workshop for TAs

Important: Please note that the myCourses workshop is optional and you will not be paid for attending this session.

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Place: McLennan Library, basement, RM: MS-74 (Map)

*NoShow Fee Applies

There are no fees associated with SKILLSETS workshops. However, space is limited and your registration is a commitment to attend the session. If you cannot attend a workshop you registered for, make sure to cancel at least 48h in advance, otherwise a $25 NoShow fee will be charged to your McGill student account. Exceptions will only be made for students in the case of emergencies or “extenuating circumstance”.


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