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.
2015 Workshop Leader Summer Training Sessions
June and August dates to be announced.
2015 New TA Conference
The next New TA Conference will be held in September 2015.
Applicants must be in the second year of their program or beyond, and must be available for training sessions.
Applications for the 2015 NTAC Workshop Leader program will open on March 25, 2015.
The application consists of:
1. An online application
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.
2014 Workshop Leaders
Christy Simonian Bean, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama
Melanie Butler, Chemistry
Charles Collett, Physics and Astronomy
Ashlee Cummings, French and Italian
Yana Gallen, Economics
Matthew Henke, Interdepartmental Biological Sciences
Assata Kokayi, African American Studies
Pamela Krayenbuhl, RTVF
Aditi Malik, Political Science
Stephanie Mohr, Writing for Screen and Stage
Aaron Oppenheimer, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Cora Palfy, Music Studies
Tom Purcell, Chemistry
Keith Rathbone, History
Paul Reinhart, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Matilda Stubbs, Anthropology