Building TA-Instructor Rapport (CTE1239)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Luke Hagar (CTE) and Amanda Nova (CTE)

Workshop description

As a teaching assistant, it is essential to establish a positive relationship with the course instructor. In online and blended courses, ongoing communication between members of the teaching team is especially important. This workshop will discuss strategies for various course modalities (in-person, online, and blended). Topics will include tips for success as a TA and suggestions for how TAs and instructors can communicate effectively before and during the term. We will also discuss various rapport-building strategies that you can adapt as a TA. 

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

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    This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


    The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.