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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 10:00am - 11:15am
1.2 Surviving your TA/TM Job: The basics

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What is expected of me as a TA/TM? What role does the course supervisor play? What is a TUG? What is a Base Unit? What’s the difference between a lab and tutorial? Do TAs/TMs have any benefits? What are members’ rights?
Workshop participants will learn about the mechanics of their job as TAs and TMs, discover the resources and benefits available to them, their rights and responsibilities, teaching tips for the classroom, and more.
Topics will include:
• How to read your contract: Base units, rates of pay, work hours required
• The Collective Agreement and members’ rights
• The roles and responsibilities of a TA/TM, and differentiating them from those of a graduate student
• Deciphering TUGS, logbooks and workload reviews
• Union benefits and deciphering them
• TA/TM safety
• Problem solving and conflict resolution
• Working and communicating with course supervisors


Friday January 10, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am PST
Halpern Centre 126

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