From TA to Course Instructor (CTE2170)

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

This session will be of interest to graduate students who are getting ready to teach their first course as instructors during the Winter 2019 or Spring 2019 terms. It will include a series of panel presentations by graduate students, who successfully taught their first course at Waterloo, as well as group discussions of common scenarios from the classroom. By the end of the session, participants will have discussed common challenges faced by first-time instructors, identified strategies for addressing them and developed ideas for getting their courses off to a great start.

Additional information: Registration is required.

Please note that registration for workshops hosted by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) open approximately mid-month in the month prior to the workshop. For example, registration for March workshops will open in mid-February.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, 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 studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.