Communication with TA

Communication between Faculty and TA

  • It is recommended that faculty members meet with their TAs before the latter hold their first section, and offer guidance about what they are expected to accomplish in the classroom.  A policy should be adopted about whether extensions of deadlines are permissible, who is to make these decisions, the resolution of grade disputes, and so on.
  • Faculty members are advised to give their TAs guidelines for grading exams and papers so as to insure uniformity and fairness. Faculty should also indicate their expectations regarding the way exam questions should be answered, and the criteria or models to be used in the assignment of grades to exams and papers.