Selection Criteria (TA)

With the understanding that TAs in different disciplines will be required to perform a variety of duties and fulfill a wide range of responsibilities, candidates must demonstrate sustained and ongoing excellence in their teaching, and must exhibit at least four of the following: 

  • Organizational skills: ability to effectively organize, structure and facilitate tutorials, labs or classes. 
  • Knowledge of the subject area: demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to their field.  
  • Communicationclarity of examples and explanations; effective communication of expectations; relation of current issues/research to student experiences and concrete applications. 
  • Quality of feedbackprovides effective feedback and mentoring to students. 
  • Student engagement: ability to encourage a wide range of participation and engagement from all students. 
  • Innovative teaching: uses creative and/or new teaching strategies; develops and/or uses effective materials/tools (e.g., handouts, demos, assignments; etc.).