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:

  • Accessibility: actively uses strategies to create an accessible learning environment and content that reduces barriers to learning and supports the inclusion and engagement of all students.
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion: Employs teaching practices and pedagogies that advance equity, diversity and inclusion (e.g., incorporates and advances anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and decolonizing efforts; integrates intercultural perspectives; takes action to address issues of inequity and injustice; etc.).
  • 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.
  • Communication: clarity of examples and explanations; effective communication of expectations; relation of current issues/research to student experiences and concrete applications.
  • Quality of feedback: provides 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.).