TA Orientation

2018 TA Orientation

2019-2020 TA Orientation 

The campus wide TA Orientation for all new Teaching Assistants will be held on Monday, September 23, and Tuesday, September 24, 2019. All TAs who have not yet attended the UC Davis TA Orientation are required to do so by the University of California Office of the President and UC Davis Graduate Studies, even if they have taught previously. This orientation is different and in addition to your department orientation. The goal of this requirement is to help graduate students develop as instructors and effectively teach our undergraduates. 

TA Orientation is designed to help graduate students succeed in their role as TAs at UC Davis by introducing them to the principles and practices of effective teaching. In-person sessions emphasize practical teaching skills and strategies, and include topics such as establishing a positive classroom atmosphere on the first day, leading effective discussions, presenting information clearly, and grading efficiently. Pre-registration is required. 

Registration is now closed.

Makeup Session

The Center for Educational Effectiveness will be holding a TA Orientation Makeup Session on Friday, October 25th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Please follow the link here to submit your information. Please note: space is limited and your registration is NOT CONFIRMED until you receive a confirmation email which may take up to three business days. Please only register once. 

TAO Program Schedule

ProgramDay
Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Monday, September 23, 2019
Pharmacology and Toxicology Monday, September 23, 2019
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Monday, September 23, 2019
Integrative Genetics and Genomics Monday, September 23, 2019
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Monday, September 23, 2019
Communication Monday, September 23, 2019
Chemical Engineering Monday, September 23, 2019
Materials Science and Engineering Monday, September 23, 2019
Chemistry Monday, September 23, 2019
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Monday, September 23, 2019
Classics Monday, September 23, 2019
French and Italian Monday, September 23, 2019
German and Russian Monday, September 23, 2019
Comparative Literature Monday, September 23, 2019
Food Science Monday, September 23, 2019
Sociology Monday, September 23, 2019
Forensic Science Monday, September 23, 2019
Civil and Environmental Engineering Monday, September 23, 2019
Biomedical Engineering Monday, September 23, 2019
Community Development Monday, September 23, 2019
Avian Sciences Monday, September 23, 2019
Computer Science Monday, September 23, 2019
Biostatistics Monday, September 23, 2019
Statistics Monday, September 23, 2019
Ecology Monday, September 23, 2019
Ecology (Joint program with SDSU) Monday, September 23, 2019
Environmental Policy and Management Monday, September 23, 2019
Population Biology Monday, September 23, 2019
Education (Credential with M.A.) Monday, September 23, 2019
Education (Doctor of Philosophy) Monday, September 23, 2019
Education (Master of Arts) Monday, September 23, 2019
Educational Leadership (Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Monday, September 23, 2019
International Agricultural Development Monday, September 23, 2019
Native American Studies Monday, September 23, 2019
Neuroscience Monday, September 23, 2019
Master's Entry Program in Nursing Monday, September 23, 2019
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (Doctor of Philosophy) Monday, September 23, 2019
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership (Master of Science) Monday, September 23, 2019
Physician Assistant Studies Monday, September 23, 2019
Philosophy Monday, September 23, 2019
Psychology Monday, September 23, 2019
Study of Religion Monday, September 23, 2019
International Commercial Law Monday, September 23, 2019
Master of Laws Monday, September 23, 2019
Spanish and Portuguese Monday, September 23, 2019
Applied Mathematics Monday, September 23, 2019
Mathematics Monday, September 23, 2019
Animal Behavior Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Applied Science Engineering Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Art Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Atmospheric Science Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Hydrologic Sciences Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Soils and Biogeochemistry Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Child Development Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Human Development Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Clinical Research Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Health Informatics Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Public Health Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Dramatic Art Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Performance Studies Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Economics Tuesday, September 24, 2109
English Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Entomology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Geography Tuesday, September 24, 2109
History Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Music Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Political Science Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Textiles Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Biophysics Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Energy Systems Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Transportation Technology and Policy Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Cultural Studies Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Linguistics Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Animal Biology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Anthropology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Art History Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Biological Systems Engineering Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Business Administration Monday, September 23, 2019
Business Analytics Monday, September 23, 2019
Master of Professional Accountancy Monday, September 23, 2019
Maternal and Child Nutrition Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Nutritional Biology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Agricultural and Resource Economics Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Design Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Electrical and Computer Engineering Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Epidemiology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Integrative Pathobiology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Preventative Veterinary Medicine Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Immunology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Geology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Horticulture and Agronomy Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Microbiology (SOM) Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Plant Biology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Plant Pathology Tuesday, September 24, 2109
Viticulture and Enology Tuesday, September 24, 2109