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Teaching Assistants

There are several types of teaching assistant (TA) positions available through Biology Teaching and Learning:


Lecture TAs play an important role in our dynamic, active learning classrooms. Typical lecture TA responsibilities include: providing students with written and/or verbal feedback on assignments and in-class activities; interacting with students and facilitating group interactions during class; holding office hours to answer questions and assist students with course concepts. 


Laboratory TAs independently oversee one or two laboratory sections of 24 students each. They are supported in this role with teaching materials and training. Typical lab TA responsibilities include: minute-to-minute organization of the two-hour laboratory period; grading the laboratory material for the students in their section; holding office hours to assist students with lab questions and concerns.


Foundations Laboratory TAs help students with their research projects in our Active Learning Lab and/or assist a graduate TA with in-lab or in-class activities. Typical responsibilities include: helping students identify, locate and use materials, procedures and software needed for their work; answering students’ questions and helping them work through challenges; assisting with lab organization, administrative tasks and reviewing student work.