Teaching Orientations

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Faculty Teaching Orientations

TLTC partners with the Office of Faculty Affairs to provide introductions to teaching support and resources as part of the August New Faculty Orientation. We also schedule individual sessions for Departments and Colleges by request, so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Graduate Student Teaching Orientations

The Graduate School and the TLTC host annual campus-wide Graduate Student Teacher Orientations before the start of each semester. The orientations are open to both new and returning teaching assistants and graduate student instructors and provide: 1) Practical training for effective teaching, 2) Support in developing teaching identity and philosophy, and 3) Knowledge of campus resources for teaching, learning, and professional development.

Visit Graduate Student Teaching Orientation Resources for resources to: 1) support and improve your teaching, 2) support your students, and 3) support you as a graduate student.

For more information about the Graduate School orientations for graduate students, serving in teaching positions or not, visit gradschool.umd.edu/calendar/events.


Fall Graduate Student Teaching Orientation

Fall orientation occurs at the end of August as an all-day event. On average, between 200-300 graduate student instructors and teaching assistants attend this event. At the orientation, participants attend plenary sessions, question and answer sessions with experienced graduate student teachers, and a series of interactive workshops on a wide variety of teaching topics. Save the date!  The Fall 2019 Graduate Student Teaching Orientation will be held on Friday, August 23rd. 

Spring Graduate Student Teaching Orientation

Spring orientations are held in mid-January as a half-day event, and generally host 40-60 participants. View our Spring 2017 Program.  The Spring 2019 Graduate Student Teaching Orientation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Friday, January 25th.  RSVP for the Spring 2019 Graduate Student Teaching Orientation here.


2015 GTA Orientation from TLTC @ UMD on Vimeo.