Webinar | History TAs in the Time of COVID

October 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET


Alix Hui, Mississippi State Univ. (chair), Jennifer Session, Univ. of Virginia, Jim Giesen, Mississippi State Univ., Noah Dolim, Univ. of California, Irvine, John Wendt, Texas A&M Univ.


The everyday challenges of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic are compounded in large, multi-section, introductory courses taught by faculty and teaching assistants. Often the main point of contact for students, TAs are on the front lines of dealing with student's emotional, personal, and technological struggles and, like faculty, are adjusting to new instructional formats. The pandemic has made clear just how important coordination and faculty support for TAs is to undergraduate learning and the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. Join us for a discussion between faculty responsible for TA-training and current graduate students about how to effectively mentor TAs during and after the pandemic. Register here.


The AHA Online Teaching Forum is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, using funding from the CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this forum do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.