TA Training

New Educators Orientation

The New Educator Orientation (NEO) program is designed to help instructors and TAs utilize effective teaching strategies and technologies in their classes. NEO is an opportunity for teaching assistants and instructors to learn from each other and share perspectives with both new and experienced engineering educators. NEO workshops are intended to expose educators to new learning theories and approaches, as well as provide practical suggestions on how to improve teaching and learning.

Fall 2016: Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st

NEO Schedule at-a-Glance August 2016

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Teaching Improvement Program

  • The Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) will not be offered at this time and will not be a requirement for returning College of Engineering TAs to take.  If you would like information on other programs and events related to Teaching and Learning Improvement please contact CEETE at ceete@engr.wisc.edu.

Frequently asked questions

Who should attend NEO?

New TAs, SAs, UAs, lecturers and faculty in the College of Engineering should attend NEO.

Am I required to attend NEO?

All new TAs, in the College of Engineering are required to attend NEO.  Because each university is different, even those who have attended TA or teacher training at another university must attend.

When is NEO offered?

NEO is offered at the beginning of Spring and Fall semesters.

I’d like to present or coordinate a NEO workshop. Who do I contact?

Faculty, lecturers, and TAs can serve as workshop coordinators or volunteer as a guest speaker to share experiences and techniques. If interested in participating as a NEO speaker or coordinator, please contact: