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Lead TA Institute

Friday- Friday, August 20-27, 2021


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The goals of this year’s Lead TA Institute (LTAI) are to:

  • Identify essential elements of TA Training for hybrid (in-person and online) teaching;
  • Share resources for TA training across departments;
  • Increase your knowledge of University policies relevant to TAs and their students;
  • Learn new strategies for student-centered teaching in hybrid learning environments;
  • Improve your ability to manage conflict through effective communication;
  • Cultivate a community of Lead TAs with whom to improve TA training programs. 


LTAI will consist of independent activities (reviewing material, completing online lessons, interacting in online discussion forums) and "live" workshops, on-campus and via Zoom. 

We will contact grad students who registered for LTAI in early August to schedule synchronous sessions.  The on-campus workshops are tentatively planned for Friday, August 20, 10am-noon (PST) and Friday, August 27, 10am-noon (PST).

Additional asychronous activitites and synchronous Zoom workshops will take place the week of August 23-27.

Time commitment:

The total time commitment of the Lead TA Institute is approximately 12 hours:

  • 2 hours prior to the Institute
  • 5 hours of independent work during the Institute
  • 5 hours of synchronous workshops during the Institute.

Synchronous workshops will be scheduled around participants availability. Registered participants will be contacted in early August for scheduling.

Location: GauchoSpace and Zoom

Registered participants will be added to the 2021 Lead TA GauchoSpace site, where they will complete the preparations for the Institute, access resources, and participate in online activities. 

Who may Attend LTAI?

While the role of Lead TA varies by department, these graduate students generally assist with department TA training and provide mentorship to more novice TAs. The focus of the Lead TA Institute (LTAI) is developing approaches to and practical materials for departmental TA training workshops and seminars. Please note that the role of Lead TA is to assist with TA training in the department (it is NOT the same as a Head TA for a single course). 

Preparations - Before the Institute

Preparations for the Lead TA Institute will be posted on the 2021 Lead TA Institute GauchoSpace site (in development) by August 2nd, 2021.

Institute Stipend (tentative depending on funding)

If funding is available, LTAI participants will receive a $225 stipend for completing the required preparations, completing all of the independent activities, and participating in three, one-hour long workshops. Completion of LTAI satisfies Requirement #2 of the Certificate in College and University Teaching program



After you select "submit" you should see a page that says "Your registration has been successful!" 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Berry <lisa_berry@ucsb.edu>




consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


Laurel Shaddixoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915