Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty and TA collaboration

Coordination and collaboration are the corner stones of a successful faculty/teaching assistant team. Setting appropriate expectations, delegating work and establishing effective modes of communication early will increase the chances of success. This is especially true as the team negotiates course-related issues such as grading, office hours, section content and student relations.

“Respect your TA colleagues. Give them meaningful work that provides them with experiences that promote their professional development.”

Prof. Linda Martin-Morris, Biology

Additional resources

  • Mentoring, Graduate School, University of Washington
  • TA Handbook, the University of Pittsburgh
  • Working with TAs: Supervising TAs Calls for Faculty to be Managers, Team Leaders, Role Models and Mentors, by Lori Breslow