Professional Development Programme for Teaching Assistants

Objectives

  • Acquire new methods for university teaching and learning;
  • Build your transferable professional skills; 
  • Develop your writing and public speaking skills;
  • Develop a strategy for PhD/research funding;
  • Balance academic demands with a healthy life (stress management);
  • Study transformations and challenges of world education;
  • Meet with colleagues and share TA "survival tips”…

 

INDUCTION WORKSHOP (mandatory TA / open to RA)
ROLE AS A PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS: MOODLE & CAMPUS / 
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS OF THE CLASSROOM
  • 2 hours
  • Date & Location to be confirmed
  • Facilitators : Academic Advisor and Director of Human Resources
  • 1.5 hours
  • Date & Location to be confirmed
  • Facilitators : Office of the Director of Studies & IT Departement

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SKILLS WORKSHOPS & NETWORKING *
TEACHING SKILLS
Mandatory (1st year)
RESEARCH FUNDING SKILLS
Mandatory (1st year)
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
@ CUSO**

Min. 2 workshops to be taken by the end of the second year
  • 1 day
  • Date TBC

 

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  • 1 day
  • Date TBC

 

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A choice of courses on communication, professional planning, scientific information, management, academic english

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* Teaching assistants must follow three compulsory workshops (Induction Workshop, Teaching Skills, Research Skills) during the first year of their contract. Before the end of
the second year, assistants must also take at least two workshops of their choice among the proposed CUSO workshops.  A certificate of participation is yearly available. 

**CUSO : First come, first serve basis. Train transportation costs reimbursed.
Please subscribe to a CUSO doctoral group prior to your registration. Information : competences.cuso.ch
 

 

EXPERIENCE & COACHING WITH ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
  • Teach a tutorial
  • Lecture a class
  • Practice an interview 


 

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