The Teaching Assistant Consulting (TAC) Fellows
The Teaching Assistant Consulting (TAC) Fellows Program promotes and facilitates professional development programming for graduate student instructors and postdoctoral scholars.
Goals of the TAC Program include:
- Improving undergraduate education at UC Davis by working closely with graduate student instructors to strengthen teaching practices and enhance learning for all students.
- Supporting the professional growth of UC Davis Teaching Assistants (TAs), Associate Instructors (AIs) and postdoctoral scholars.
- Engaging TAC Fellows in a community of practice that provides meaningful growth experiences that, in turn, increase capacity and support for the broader campus teaching and learning community at UC Davis.
- Encouraging dialogue and collaboration among the TAC Fellows to broaden perspectives about the purposes and practices of higher education beyond individual disciplines and approaches.
- Promoting the development of TAC Fellows as instructors, consultants, and leaders in their teaching and learning communities.
TAC Fellows provide the following services to graduate student instructors and postdoctoral scholars:
- Workshops to enhance teaching effectiveness and improve student learning;
- One-on-one consultations, ranging from general consultations to discuss teaching and learning to Mid-Quarter Inquiries (MQIs). Regardless of the consultation type, one-on-one consultations provide a space for discussing teaching and learning with an experienced peer instructor in a confidential setting.