Teaching Assistant (TA) Training Topics and Information

Welcome, Teaching Assistant (TA) appointees!

WMUx and the Office of Faculty Development facilitated the TA training on Wednesday, August 25. The training was recorded and can be viewed by clicking the button below (may require Bronco NetID login). 

Training Objectives | Wednesday, August 25, 2 to 5 p.m. ET. 

  • Discussing strategies to promote active learning in a variety of formats
  • Introducing the most commonly used tools and technologies used on campus including WebEx, Microsoft Teams and Elearning
  • Providing an overview of the training calendar and additional resources 

Information on instructional strategies and support resources, student conduct, and disability support services will be included, as well as a presentation from the Teaching Assistants Union (TAU).

View Recorded Training Session

Western Michigan University is required to train instructional staff on fire drill procedures according to the Michigan Public Act No. 481: Sec. 19a. (1) A postsecondary educational institution shall ensure that all instructional staff are trained in fire drill procedures before the beginning of each academic year. We have included the fire safety and tornado safety and other emergency guidelines this year as well.  These can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Fire Safety Overview

Fire Safety Video

Tornado Safety Overview

Other Emergencies

Please be advised that it is your responsibility to know where your nearest emergency exit and nearest severe weather shelters are located, and to respond immediately if you are notified by an alarm.

Please contact your building coordinator or Environmental Health and Safety at (269) 387-5592 with any questions.

View Fire Safety Video