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Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI)

Fall 2017

Texas A&M - College Station:

Tuesday-August 22, Wednesday-August 23, and Thursday-August 24, 2017
Saturday - September 9
Location - Wehner Building

7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Institute Training

TAI - Galveston:
Wednesday-August 16, 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Institute Training

Teaching Assistant Certificate of Completion
To earn a Certificate of Completion from the Teaching Assistant Institute, each TA must perform the following:
1.       Complete the TAI Online Preparation Course (see instructions in next section)
2.       Attend a one-day face-to-face training seminar.  During for 2017 fall semester, each college is assigned a training day (Calendar coming in July).  If for some reason, a TA cannot attend on the assigned day, he/she may attend any of the scheduled sessions. In order to prepare materials and food for each day, we ask that the TAs (College Station campus only) go to the ERS.TAMU.EDU site, select the day that they will be attending the TA Institute and register for that specific all-day session. 
Instructions to Access and Complete TAI Online Preparation Course
Complete between August 1, 2017 and August 24, 2017
1.       Access the online module via this link to Gateway(not SSO/TrainTraq):
         a.       https://apps6.system.tamus.edu/TrainTraq/web/External/ExternalGatewayLogon.aspx.
         b.      NOTE: DO NOT access this module via SSO/TrainTraq; ignore any message you                                                  
                  might see to sign off and go to SSO.

2.       Sign on using any email address which DOES NOT contain any underscore or dash characters                                                                 (the email does NOT need to be a “tamu.edu” address).
3.       Password will be available by August 1, 2017.
4.       Search for and complete course 2111828 – Teaching Assistant Institute Preparation – CTE.
5.       Keep a copy of the module completion certificate that will be emailed to you.
6.       Shortly after completing the course, you will receive an email from CTE to the email address used to access the module    
         asking you to complete the last step of linking your UIN to the course completion record.  You will not receive credit for    
         the course completion until this final step is completed.  You will continue to receive the automatic email notification on a
         routine basis until the link is completed.
7.      If problems exist, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at 979-845-8392 or cte@tamu.edu

In July 2013, Texas A&M University reaffirmed a mandate that oversees the process of training future TAs.  To learn more about this mandate, visit The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) website:  New Teaching Assistant Training and Evaluation Program (TATEP)

TAI Calendar
Departments in bold print are scheduled on a different day from their college.
If a TA cannot attend on the assigned day, he/she may attend any of the scheduled sessions.
Pre-registration is recommended at ers.tamu.edu, even if TA attends on assigned day.
Date Academic Unit Location
August 16
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus
Room TBD
August 22
Registration: 7:30
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Architecture
Dwight Look College of Engineering
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences
Physics and Astronomy
Wehner Building, First Floor
August 23
Registration: 7:30
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts
Educational Psychology
Information and Operations Management
Wehner Building, First Floor
August 24
Registration: 7:30
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
College of Education and Human Development
Mays Business School (Except INFO)
Biomedical Engineering
Wehner Building, First Floor
September 9
Registration: 7:30
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
All Academic Units
Wehner Building, First Floor
For main campus, registration begins at 7:30 with the first session starting at 8:00. 
Training will be completed by 5:00 each day.
Training for First-Time Teaching Assistants
TA Institute FAQs
Department Waivers
TA Session Materials (Requires Net ID credentials)
Office of Graduate and Professional Students