What is a Teaching Assistant?

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are SKHS graduate students (master’s and doctoral) who provide assistance to course instructors (faculty members, term adjuncts, teaching fellows) to assist with delivery of the School’s undergraduate programs in Kinesiology Health Studies.

TAs are responsible for a specified list of responsibilities which may include:

  • guest lecturing marking (in some cases using onQ and/or scantron marking methods)
  • leading seminars
  • leading tutorials
  • evaluation of students in community placements
  • meeting with students to assist them with their written assignments
  • responding to email questions from students

All possible TA duties are listed in the Teaching Agreement Form to be completed by each TA for each TA assignment. 

A sample TA Agreement Form is available here.  Your course instructor will meet with you to identify your specific duties for that course.

The SKHS Graduate Assistant, provides guidance regarding TA Agreement Form, TA Contract and related documentation preparation, and other related policies and procedures associated with setting up and accepting your TA contract(s) each academic session.

Available SKHS teaching assistantships are POSTED HERE each year

Students must apply for Teaching Assistantships using the SKHS online system by 15 July each year.