Teaching and Course Assistant Orientation

All first-time Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Course Assistants (CAs) are required to participate in orientation sessions about pedagogy, expert bias, academic integrity, Title IX, and library resources. The 2020-2021 TA/CA orientation will be offered through a) asynchronous modules in LATTE and b) a synchronous, virtual training session provided by the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).

Teaching Assistant and Course Assistant Training Course

All GSAS students serving in teaching roles should self-enroll in the Teaching Assistant and Course Assistant Training Course in LATTE, the Brandeis University learning management system. This training course includes modules on pedagogy, access and equity, and resources available to support you as a student teacher. Students are expected to complete the modules at their own pace.

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence and Accessibility Training

In addition to the LATTE training, the OEO provides synchronous, virtual training on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence and Accessibility for TAs and CAs. This training is mandatory for students who are working with other students in an instructional capacity (i.e., Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants, and Course Assistants). Graders do not need to attend this training.

Multiple OEO training sessions will be offered each semester. Students are required to attend one session, and must attend the entire session in order to receive credit for meeting this requirement. You will be contacted by the school that hired you as a TA or CA with more information about registering for the training. If you have any questions about this training, the contact person for GSAS is Emily Wheeler.


The Handbook outlines available resources, describes best practices, and suggests ways to manage your classroom. In addition, it explains all the administrative procedures that TFs need to know.

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