Undergraduate TAs

Many academic departments employ advanced undergraduates as teaching assistants in entry-level courses. Working with an undergraduate TA can be an extremely rewarding experience, but, as a faculty member, you should also be aware of the University guidelines governing the limits of the TA's responsibilities to teaching and grading. Undergraduates may offer review sessions, lead discussions, or provide other kinds of assistance to professors and fellow students. Under no circumstances are undergraduates allowed to evaluate student learning for a grade. 

Please see the College Curriculum Council's Guidelines for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, approved in 2009, or contact the Dean of the College office if you have questions about policies governing the use of undergraduate TAs in your courses.

Learn about the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning's resources for undergraduate teaching assistants and their mentors.