Outstanding TAs in the second year of their program or beyond have the opportunity to develop and lead workshops for fellow graduate students at the annual New TA Conference (NTAC).
Workshop Leaders receive professional training to develop active, engaging workshops and provide valuable feedback to their peers. They are selected in a competitive process each spring.
Workshop Leaders work in teams to develop two workshops for the New TA Conference: one for students in their discipline which is focused on key issues for new TAs, and another team-taught workshop focused on a cross-disciplinary topic.
2014 Workshop Leader Summer Training Sessions
Tuesday, June 24, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 28, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2014 New TA Conference
Wednesday, September 17, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Applicants must be in the second year of their program or beyond, and must be available for training sessions.
Applications are due by Friday, April 11, 2014 to Theresa Pfister at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application consists of:
2. The following documents:
- Current CV
- Letter of Interest - Your letter should address both your interest in the NTAC Workshop Leader program AND your experiences as a TA at Northwestern.
- Teaching Evidence - Evidence of teaching can include but is not limited to: CTECs; sample syllabi, assignments, or lesson plans; formal observation reports of your teaching; a letter of support from a professor who has observed your teaching; letters from students; a teaching portfolio.
2013 Workshop Leaders
Miguel Bessa, Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie Brehm, Religious Studies
Tracy Dobie, Learning Sciences
Jeremy Gouldey, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Catherine Harrington, RTVF
Elias Krell, Performance Studies
Esther Liu, Communication Studies
Lindsey Madison, Chemistry
Rebecca Marchiel, History
David Molina, Rhetoric and Public Culture
Cora Palfy, Music Theory and Cognition
Sarah Roth, English
Jennifer Schoborg, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Abigail Stahl, French and Italian
Katie Sweaney, Theatre and Drama
Emil Temnyalov, Economics
Gregory Tyson, Microbiology-Immunology