The list below
is a compilation of online teaching handbooks at U.Va. and other institutions.
Some of the handbooks are general and others are department specific,
and some are for teaching assitants and others are for faculty.
at the University of Virginia: A Handbook for Faculty and Teaching Assistants
Through Teaching at the University of Virginia: A Handbook for Faculty
and Teaching Assistants, accomplished U.Va. professors and TAs share
with you, both faculty members and graduate student teaching assistants,
some of what they've learned from others and from their own fruitfuland
less than fruitfulexperiences.
a Diverse Student Body
The suggestions in this handbook are meant to help faculty and teaching
assistants recognize some broad ways in which students may differ from
one anotherand from each of usand to examine what effect
these differences may have on our students learning and our teaching.
for TAs - Required Courses Sequence (French 101, 102, 105, 201,
202, and 232)
for Graduate Teaching Assistants
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide to the work of the
teaching assistant (TA) in the Department of Sociology at the University
of Virginia. This handbook is primarily intended to provide orientation
for the new TA, but should also serve as a handy reference for more
Italian, and Portugese
at Brown (PDF)
This booklet offers an introduction to the education of undergraduates
at Brown, summarizes some of the research on learning, suggests some
general qualities of good teaching applicable to all subjects, and details
useful techniques for specific instructional situations (leading discussions,
giving lectures, running labs, grading, and teaching in small groups).
It addresses the diversity (learning, cultural, racial, economic, etc.)
that teachers may encounter in the Brown classroom and offers a variety
of suggestions for evaluating and improving your teaching.
This handbook has been designed to help those instructional faculty
and graduate teaching assistants who are interested in being more effective
teachers. It offers strategies used by experienced instructors and presents
instructional methods and techniques following four components of Instructional
Design: Course Planning, Lesson Delivery, Student Testing and Grading,
and Course Revision and Evaluation.
Handbook for Teaching Assistants (PDF)
This manual is packed full of suggestions, pedagogical models, and resources.
Assistant Manual (PDF)
Handbook 2003 (PDF)
This handbook is meant as a guide for Teaching Assistants in the Department
of English at Northwestern University. This handbook was written with
the understanding that the Teaching Assistantship is a professional
apprenticeship. Being a TA forms an integral part of the training that
you receive in preparation for the Ph.D. From the Graduate Student's
perspective, the Teaching Assistantship should be much more than merely
a source of funding; from the Department's perspective, Teaching Assistants
should be much more than a convenient (and in some sense, exploited)
source of academic labor.
Ohio State University
@ Ohio State University: A Teaching Handbook
(Assistants in Instruction) Handbook (PDF)
This handbook is meant to help instructors as they face expectations.
It might also help strengthen their own commitment to teaching and to
their discipline, where, as a graduate student, they are on their way
to becoming a professional.
Biology AI Manual
This AI (Assistants in Instruction) training manual is designed to address
issues specific to teaching courses in Molecular Biology.
Engineering TA Handbook
and Environmental Engineering TA Handbook
Teaching Physics at Stanford University
This page provides links and resources of special interest for people
new to university teaching.
The handbook is organized around three types of information: planning
and teaching, campus resources, and university rules and procedures.
Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center
Here, you will find a variety of resources focused on helping you become
a better instructor, such as creating ground rules for discussion sections,
using group work in discussion sections, strategies for variety in the
classroom, developing critical reading skills, how to teach lab sections,
award-winning teaching ideas (teaching effectiveness award essays),
theories of learning, dealing with and preventing academic dishonesty,
grading students' written work, understanding & using instructional
technology, five ways to improve your teaching, how to write a letter
of recommendation, and FAQs.
- Santa Barbara
Teaching Assistant Handbook
To assist you in adapting to your new surroundings, this booklet provides background information about the TA role, the American educational system, various perspectives on American undergraduate students and the perceptions and experiences of international teaching assistants.
- Los Angeles
This handbook is designed to make your life as a teaching assistant
easier. It has been compiled and written by teaching assistants who
have worked "in the trenches" teaching undergraduates at UCLA.
We have included tips and guidelines gleaned from our experience so
that you can learn from our mistakes without having to make them yourself.
The handbook also provides basic information about University policy
as it relates to TAs and the teaching assistant job.
of Colorado at Boulder
Teacher Program Handbook
The GTP Handbook provides a plethora of articles on diverse topics like
Academic Ethics and Gender Equity,Thoughts on Teaching and other relevant
material for graduate students.
The Tutor explores aspects of postsecondary teaching that are especially
relevant to graduate students.
Instructor's Online Tutorial
This section includes a variety of resources developed through the University of Chicago and other institutions designed to provide useful advice and provoke discussion about a variety of pedagogical topics. Please feel free to suggest other resources.
Handbook for Graduate Teaching Assistants
This handbook is designed to help TAs in their development as instructors.
of Florida Teaching Handbook
Teaching at the University of Florida describes expectations of and resources available to UF's TAsU.
for Graduate Teachingand Laboratory Assistants
This handbook gives a sense of how teaching at the University of Georgia is especially rewarding and challenging, regardless of your discipline.
Center for Learning Handbook for Teaching Assistants (PDF)
This handbook is an overview with guideposts for further exploration, a place where you can find links to additional information and resources.
of Massachusetts - Amherst
of Massachusetts Amherst Handbook for New Instructors
This handbook is especially valuable for its sections on the various
roles that TAs must balance, and for its section on creating inclusive
This Guidebook is designed to help Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)
during their first teaching experiences.
for Teaching Labs
This guidebook was written to help instructors as they begin teaching
in a laboratory setting. At present, the guidebook includes sections
on goals of laboratory classes, the roles of a lab GSI, preparing for
and teaching a lab class, helping students work collaboratively, and
of New Hampshire
Handbook for Graduate Assistants (PDF)
The Handbook begins with sections that answer the general questions
most graduate assistants will have early on in their appointment. After
these introductory sections, an especially important segment of the
Handbook is devoted to "Helpful Resources and Important Issues
for All Graduate Assistants." The Handbook proceeds toward sections
designed specifically for the particular assistantship roles of teaching
assistant and research assistant. The "Case Studies" section,
located near the back of the Handbook, offers scenarios in an effort
to encourage ongoing reflection and discussion.
of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The Teaching at Carolina handbook is a reference work that instructors
can consult when they have questions or want information on a specific
aspect of teaching.
This is a handbook exploring diversity in the college classroom.
Teaching Assistant Handbook
The TA Handbook is designed as a reference tool for you to use during
your initial semesters of teaching.
Teaching Assistant Experience
The teaching assistant and teaching fellow handbook for the University
of Pittsburgh offers an indexed overview of teaching in a variety of
Assistant Resources: Survival Guide Tips
Provides tips for TAs teaching a class, TAs leading discussions, TAs
in the lab, readers/ graders, international TAs, and general TA survival.
and Learning at UW: A Handbook for TAs
This handbook includes nformation and resources for UW Teaching Assistants.
The purpose of this handbook is to inform the new staff (tutors and
TAs) how ISG functions as a team; however, experienced staff will also
find the information useful. This handbook includes general information
about resources, responsibilities, and expectations of ISG members.