Self-Paced: Teaching Orientation for PhD Students & Teaching Assistants

These self-paced modules are intended to prepare PhD students and Teaching Assistants (TAs) for their first teaching or TA experience at Northeastern. These modules focus on considering different ways to communicate with students and support an inclusive learning environment from the beginning of the semester; identifying strategies for grading and providing effective feedback; and engaging students in active learning in the context of Hybrid NUflex classes. Throughout the modules, participants will also find opportunities for reflection and interactive engagement, as well as resources that can further support their teaching/TA development.

These self-paced modules are intended for PhD and graduate students preparing to teach or TA for the first time, but may be useful for any graduate or undergraduate student preparing to teach/TA, grade, or mentor students. 

Ready to explore the modules? To self-enroll in the Canvas course, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the “Teaching Orientation for PhD Students & Teaching Assistants” self-paced workshop in Canvas.
  2. Click the red Enroll in Course button in the upper right corner of the page. Click Go to the Course, and you’re in!

You cannot be enrolled in the course without Northeastern credentials.

For Future Faculty Program participants, this module fulfills the “Course and Syllabus Design” requirement.

[Session format: Self-paced, asynchronous online modules]