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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 Spring 2022 TAI will be held in ROOM 226 of the Innovative Learning Classroom Building (ILCB).


Spring 2022 TAI Dates
Date Department/Colleges Location
Tuesday, January 11, 2022  All Departments and Colleges ILCB*
Saturday, January 29, 2022   All Departments and Colleges Virtual Session

                             *Check-in and Continental Breakfast 7:15-7:45 am

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 by Friday, January 7, 2022 using this link (https://ers.tamu.edu/event/9109). Registration is open now. New TAs are encouraged to register early.

  2. Complete the TAI Online Preparation Course in Gateway by Monday, January 10, 2022. For instructions to accessing and completed the course, click here.

  3. Complete TAI content modules and quizzes in Canvas by Monday, January 10, 2022. Note: New TAs will ONLY be given access to the modules in Canvas following registration for a TAI session. (See item 1.) TAs should allow between 3-5 business days to see the modules appear in their Canvas dashboards. TAI Content modules and quizzes should be completed by Friday, January 10, 2022.