What is a Teaching Assistant?

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are 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.

There are different types of teaching assistantships that involve a variety of responsibilities depending on the contract. Responsibilities may include:

  • Face-to-face course delivery: conducting labs, tutorials or seminars. 
  • Grading: evaluating student assignments, essays, lab reports, midterms and/or final exams
  • Communicating with students: holding office hours, emailing, and/or moderating online discussion forums
  • Assisting with course administration: coordinating assignments with student accommodations, facilitating meetings with TAs

TAs are assigned responsibilities in the Teaching Assistant Agreement Form for each TA contract they sign. A sample TA Agreement Form is available here. 

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