Teaching Assistant Resources

New to a Teaching Assistantship? What should you do to prepare? Have a particular challenge in class?

The Division of Graduate Studies recommends consulting the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) for resources and training. CITL offers certificate programs and video training resources.

If you are a new TA, you are required to take the online Canvas course Teaching as an Ethical Practice (“TA Ethics”). Developed by CITL and UCSC Online Education, TA Ethics is available to all TAs as a resource. To be added to the course as a new TA, contact Sonya Newlyn in the Division of Graduate Studies. To access the course as faculty, staff, or a continuing TA and graduate student, enroll here.

In addition, the left menu includes key articles, policies, and research that will help you establish good boundaries, grade papers, manage your time, deal with cheating, facilitate discussions on controversial topics, and more. Some of this information comes from other institutions, but while the people and processes are non-UCSC, the concepts apply.

If you have a challenge or question not included here, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies. We are here to support you.