Teaching Assistant Resources

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are integral to the success of the university. TAs span across multiple disciplines and in some cases are solely responsible for teaching some of the introductory courses for the academic department. Both new and returning TAs will find important information listed on this page to prepare for the classroom.

Be sure to check in with the academic department where you will be teaching for any additional resources, guidelines, or policies.

Teaching Assistant Handbook     Student Accessibility Accommodations

Sex Discrimination, Assault, Harassment, Stalking Policies

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Asynchronous Orientation

Mandatory Training

Nondiscrimination Training

This training provides information on how to create an inclusive classroom to ensure a positive learning environment for all students. Login through the myUMaine Portal and select the UMS Academy icon in the upper left menu.


A message from Kenda Scheele, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Senior Associate Dean

Teaching Resources

Teaching Workshops and Programs

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) offers workshops and semester-long programs for graduate students looking to develop their teaching skills.

Grad Opportunities at CITL Teaching Tips and Techniques Program


Brightspace Learning Environment is an innovative learning management system for creating, hosting, and editing online learning resources. It contains a flexible suite of tools for creating custom content for institutions, courses, and users.

Learn about Brightspace Brightspace Community Brightspace Tutorials Self-Paced Brightspace Training CITL Brightspace Training


Kaltura offers a broad video platform as a service, as well as turnkey video based SaaS solutions across all these markets. Kaltura is the initiator and backer of an open-source video-management project.

Kaltura Tutorials CITL Kaltura Training


Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.

Zoom Tutorials Zoom Tips & Tricks CITL Zoom Training

Additional Resources

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

UMaine’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) includes learning design studios staffed with instructional designers and outfitted with video and audio production facilities. They also have resources for developing animations, graphics, and for experimenting with new technologies. 

CITL currently develops and delivers a series of workshops, programs and trainings for faculty and graduate students. Their focus is in areas relating to research and innovation in teaching and learning, including the use of new technologies in support of teaching. 

Review the CITL’s Teaching Resources page for additional information.

Academic Resources for Your Students

The Writing Center

Located in 402 Neville Hall, the Writing Center’s mission is to create longitudinal improvement in writing and communication through peer-to-peer collaboration. They provide undergraduates and graduates with professional development opportunities such as tutoring, tutoring in languages other than English, online tutoring, MLA, APA, Grammar Workshops, PC workstation, and has an Apple TV for presentations.


The Tutor Program

Located in 104 Dunn Hall, the Tutor Program provides tutoring for UMaine students who need academic assistance in 100 and 200 level, non-web based courses. Tutoring sessions are held Monday through Friday during the day or evening. Students learn how to process course material, sharpen their reasoning and questioning skills, and utilize available resources to become interdependent learners.

Student Accessibility Services

Located in 121 East Annex, the Student Accessibility Services office’s primary goal is to create educational access for students with disabilities at UMaine by providing or coordinating disability accommodations, giving information about the University and available resources to students and families and educating the campus community.


Math Lab

Located in 116 Neville Hall, the Math Lab is a space for undergraduate and graduate students to work through questions with a math tutor. There is no appointment necessary.