TATP Values

At the TATP Certificate Program, we are committed to empowering graduate students like you with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to excel in teaching roles within higher education. Our program focuses on fostering accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion, while emphasizing collaboration, mentorship, and community building.

Our Values

As part of the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program, we hold the following values at the core of our initiatives:

Accessibility, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: We strive to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. By recognizing the unique needs of each learner, we aim to remove barriers and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Collaboration: We believe in co-developing learning experiences that respond to the needs and interests of the graduate student teaching community. Our programs are designed to be adaptable and responsive to the evolving landscape of teaching, allowing us to provide you with relevant and tailored experiences.

Mentorship & Community: Building supportive relationships across disciplines is crucial for your growth as a teaching professional. We foster a sense of community through peer-based learning, cohort-based programming, peer feedback, shared experiences, practical training, and reflective practice. These elements contribute to a vibrant community of learners who support and learn from one another.

Professionalization: We are dedicated to equipping you with the foundational and advanced skills required to excel in teaching-related careers, both inside and outside academia. Our program is designed to enhance your teaching practice, provide professional development opportunities, and prepare you for future endeavors.

Responsiveness & Innovation: In the ever-changing landscape of higher education, we embrace responsiveness and innovation. We encourage you to explore novel approaches to teaching, incorporating technology and experiential learning methods. By staying up-to-date with current issues, trends, and evidence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) field, we ensure that our program remains relevant and impactful.

Engagement: We are committed to creating an engaging learning environment for you and your own students. By engaging within and beyond the University of Toronto community, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, collaborate on projects, and contribute to the advancement of teaching practices.