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The Teaching Support Centre, in partnership with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, provides programs and resources to support graduate students. Offered throughout the year, these programs address a variety of topics, including effective teaching techniques, improved communication skills, the graduate student-supervisor relationship, and preparation for both academic and non-academic careers.
Whether you are interested in preparing for your first teaching experience, learning about communication in the Canadian classroom, developing advanced presentation skills, or preparing for your transition to your career, you will find a supportive group of peers at the TSC who are committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
For more information about Graduate Student Programs at Western please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Teaching Support Centre at (519) 661-2111 ext. 80346.
- Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
- The goal of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program is to enhance the quality of teaching by graduate students and to prepare them for a future faculty career.
- International Student Programs
- The Teaching Support Centre offers communication and orientation
programs for International Graduate Students at Western. These programs
are designed to help international students make the transition to
living in Canada, and they also allow students to develop English
language skills for the classroom.
- TATP - Teaching Assistant Training Program
- The Teaching Assistant Training Program is a hands-on, two-and-a-half-
day session taught by current Teaching Assistants (TAs) and designed for
new TAs embarking on their teaching careers.
- ATP - Advanced Teaching Program
- The Advanced Teaching Program (ATP) is a hands-on, 24 hour seminar
specifically designed for advanced graduate students who would like to
develop the practical skills necessary to teach their own courses.
- Graduate Studies 9500
- Graduate Studies 9500, an interdisciplinary graduate credit course on
the theory and practice of university teaching, is offered by the School
of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
- The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students
- The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students (formerly the TA
Mentor Program) is a unique opportunity for graduate students to be
observed in their personal teaching environment and to receive valuable
feedback from peers on both their instruction methods and teaching
- Academic & Professional Communication Series
- Workshop series for graduate students who seek to improve their academic
and professional communication skills and public speaking abilities.
- Teaching Master Classes
- Step into the classrooms of Western’s most respected and innovative instructors and observe them engaging with their undergraduate students, their course material, and their discipline.
- TA Day: Graduate Student Conference on Teaching
- This one-day conference introduces graduate students to teaching at The University of Western Ontario and helps them prepare for their roles as teaching assistants. Join TSC staff and award-winning professors to learn about facilitating discussions in tutorials, helping undergraduate students in laboratory settings, dealing with difficult students, and much more!
- Winter Conference on Teaching
- Please join us for a day of workshops to continue learning about
effective teaching and become re-energized for a second term in the
classroom. Attend the day and receive up to two credits from the Future
Professor Series towards your Certificate in University Teaching and
- Great Ideas for Teaching Contest
- The upcoming Winter Conference on Teaching (January 29, 2011) will
feature a panel of Western's most creative TAs who will present their
best teaching strategies, class activities, or other great ideas for
teaching French, Engineering, History, Anatomy or any other discipline.
Teaching Assistant Training Program
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London, Ontario, CANADA
Tel: 519-661-2111, ext. 84622