The School of Undergraduate Studies, in collaboration with the Sanger Learning Center and UT Library Instruction Services, has created a support program to help Signature Course TAs develop and document their teaching effectiveness as discussion leaders. The unique challenge of serving as a TA for a Signature Course includes helping first-year students develop college level skills in writing, speaking and discussion.
The Sanger Center specializes in student learning needs. They are available to consult with you about teaching with awareness of those needs and on how to deal with the challenges of leading discussion sections. Support includes information about the following:
Library Instruction Services can help teaching assistants and faculty (together and separately) teach first-year students how to do college-level research in the following ways:
More information coming soon
The Sanger Center can help teaching assistants with the oral communication component of the course. In particular:
More information is available in the Oral Communication booklet.