Graduate TA Training in the Biomedical Sciences





Instructs graduate student teaching assistants in the pedagogy and course management skills required to be an effective TA. The three two-hour class sessions focus on the basics of evidence based teaching practice and practical strategies for working with students and faculty. Open to all Longwood area graduate TAs assigned to a course in Fall 2018.

NOTE: This nanocourse is required for students registering for MedSci 312qc. Those wishing to enroll in that course must discuss this with the course director or a curriculum fellow. Students who wish to enroll in the nanocourse but not the quarter course are encouraged to do so. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this 6 hour course, graduate TAs will:

- Be able to recognize the role of evidence based teaching practices such as backwards design, questioning strategies and active learning in effective teaching

- Begin to apply these strategies to their own teaching

- Be able to approach interactions with their students thoughtfully and respectfully

- Know University requirements and guidelines that help them navigate difficult situations

Course Meetings:

Session 1 - Tuesday August 28th 4PM-6PM – TMEC 130

Session 2 - Tuesday September 4th 4PM-6PM – TMEC 130

Session 3 – tentatively Thursday September 13th 4PM-6PM - location TBD


Open to any graduate student currently serving as a Teaching Assistant.

Course Director: 

Bradley Coleman, PhD (