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Professional development sessions for TAs and PAs

This fall UW-Madison will be offering professional development sessions for TAs and PAs focusing on diversity, discrimination, and harassment.  The sessions are presented by the Office for Equity and Diversity and the McBurney Disability Resource Center, in collaboration with DELTA and the Diversity Education Program.

Workshop participants are provided with information about relevant laws, policies, regulations, and resources; and they are given the opportunity to explore the practical applications of these policies to classroom and learning environments.  These sessions promote the development of competencies that sustain and strengthen our position of preeminence in research and higher education.  We strongly encourage you to attend and participate.

TAs who complete the sessions and have taught the requisite number of semesters will receive the “experienced” rate of pay at the start of the next instructional period.  TAs who are currently paid at the “experienced rate of pay and have not previously taken the sessions must complete the training program in order to continue to receive the higher rate.  Even though Pas do not receive a higher stipend for attending these sessions, they are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

The schedule of sessions, electronic copies of the materials referenced during each presentation, and on-line registration are available at:  Since we can only accommodate 40 people in each session, we may need to ask you to attend another session.

Individuals who need an accommodation because of a disability should call the Office for Equity and Diversity for assistance at 608-263-2378.

If you need child-care assistance please call Community Coordinated Child Care (CCCC) at 271-9181 for information about available day-care facilities.  CCCC is a community-based resource and referral service with complete listings of licensed child-care facilities throughout Dane County.