Fall TA Orientation

Registration is closed for the Fall 2022 TA Orientation

It will reopen in late spring.

Interested in the spring orientation?

The TA Orientation is mandatory for all first-time undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering and will be held virtually in August 2022. 


Tuesday, August 23 – TA Training site opens for all Teaching Assistants via Canvas.

Thursday, August 25, 10am and 2pm – Live Q&A sessions: Zoom and in-person options 

Session Details

The TA Orientation will be held online via asynchronous sessions that will be accessible beginning Tuesday, August 23rd. It is expected that all first-time Teaching Assistants view and complete these mandatory training videos and presentations prior to the start of the Fall Semester.

Synchronous (live) Q&A sessions will be offered on August 25th and will give first-time TAs and opportunity to have their questions answered by experienced teaching assistants. These Q&A sessions are optional, but encouraged.

Sessions will be grouped by disciplines and you may choose to attend a Zoom or in-person option:

  • Natural Sciences: 10am-11am (Zoom) or 2pm-3pm (Hodson Hall, room 311)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: 10am-11am (Zoom) or 2pm-3pm (Hodson Hall, room 313)
  • Engineering: 10am-11am (Zoom) or 2pm-3pm (Hodson Hall, room 316)
  • Undergraduate TAs only: 10am-11am (Zoom)


Registration is closed until late spring. 
Interested in the spring orientation?


CTEI has worked with the GRO to ensure its members are informed of all changes to the TA Training program. CTEI has met with the GRO board to discuss items to go into a TA Training section of the Graduate Student Portal. The GRO website links to the CTEI website, which in turn, links to TA Training. The GRO also distributes TA training-related information through its list-serv.


In addition to the facilitators who will present the synchronous and asynchronous sessions, we would like to acknowledge the internal team who worked to convert this in-person institute to an online format in response to the COVID-19 campus restrictions.

  • Allon Brann, Teacher Support Specialist, Teaching Academy 
  • Kelly Clark, Associate Director, Teaching Academy
  • Lacey Henry, Events Coordinator, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation/ Teaching Academy
  • Michael McCreary, Graduate Student, Humanities
  • Michael J. Reese, Jr., Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
  • Richard Shingles, Lecturer, Biology; Director, Teaching Institute; and Pedagogy and Curriculum Design Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

For more information on the Teaching Academy program at Johns Hopkins University and other resources for graduate students and post-docs interested in teaching, please visit: https://ctei.jhu.edu/teaching-academy