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Teaching Assistant Institute

The Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI), hosted by the Graduate and Professional School and the Center for Teaching Excellence, is a university-mandated one day face-to-face workshop with additional online modules designed to prepare graduate students for college classroom teaching. TAI is offered every year at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and is required for new TAs who serve as recitation leaders, laboratory instructors, and/or full responsibility lecturers. TAI is a component of the Teaching Assistant Training and Evaluation Program (TATEP)

The August 2021 TAI Sessions will be held in Room 226
of the Innovative Learning Classroom Building (ILCB)

Fall 2021 TAI Dates:
Sessions: 8:00 am to Noon Departments/Colleges Location
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 All Departments and Colleges ILCB*
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 All Departments and Colleges ILCB*
Thursday, August 26, 2021 All Departments and Colleges ILCB*
Saturday, September 11, 2021 All Departments and Colleges Virtual Session
                      *Check-in and Continental Breakfast 7:15-7:45am

Registration has been extended to Wednesday, September 8th!

To earn the TAI Certificate of Completion and receive TATEP compliance for the Teaching Assistant Institute, each new TA must:
  1. Register for a TAI Session in the Event Registration System (ERS) by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 using this link. https://ers.tamu.edu/event/8868. Registration is now open now. New TAs are encouraged to register early. 

  2. Complete the TAI Online Preparation Course in Gateway by Friday, September 10, 2021. For instructions to accessing and completing the course, click here.

  3. Complete TAI content modules and quizzes in Canvas by Friday, September 10, 2021. Note: New TAs will ONLY be given access to the modules in Canvas following registration for a TAI session (see item 1). TAs having registered for a TAI session will be given access to TAI content modules and quizzes in Canvas beginning August 2, 2021. TAI Content modules and quizzes should be completed by Friday, September 10, 2021