Teaching Assistant Orientations
At Caltech, all Teaching Assistants (TAs) must complete a TA Orientation program prior to or at the start of their first appointment. TA Orientation consists of two parts:
a) Online component through Caltech MyLearn training portal
b) In-person component through the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO)
First-year graduate students entering Caltech in the
Fall are automatically assigned to the online component and registered for
the Teaching Conference, which serves as the in-person component, as
part of their orientation week. For the current year's teaching conference RSVP link, schedule, session descriptions, and details, please visit: /teachingconference.
Undergraduate TAs and others needing the in-person teaching orientation may participate in one of the quarterly sessions and need to please do the following:
- Self-enroll and complete the online component (instructions below)
- RSVP (Fall 2020) for an in-person (Zoom) session
- Attend and actively participate in the in-person (Zoom) session.