Webinar: Teaching Assistants in the Time of COVID

Historians in the News
tags: AHA, graduate students, teaching history, Webinars

The everyday challenges of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic are compounded in large, multi-section, introductory courses taught by faculty and teaching assistants. Often the main point of contact for students, TAs are on the front lines of dealing with student's emotional, personal, and technological struggles and, like faculty, are adjusting to new instructional formats. The pandemic has made clear just how important coordination and faculty support for TAs is to undergraduate learning and the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. Join us for a discussion between faculty responsible for TA-training and current graduate students about how to effectively mentor TAs during and after the pandemic. Registration for this event will open soon.

The AHA Online Teaching Forum (https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources-for-historians/online-teaching-resources/aha-online-teaching-forum) is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, using funding from the CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oct 22, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Featuring: Alix Hui, Mississippi State Univ. (chair), Jennifer Sessions, Univ. of Virginia, Jim Giesen, Mississippi State Univ., Noah Dolim, Univ. of California, Irvine, John Wendt, Texas A&M Univ.

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