Index

Welcome from the Director

Welcome from NBCGSS President

Welcome from the Dean of Graduate Programs

Part I: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities 

Introduction: The Roles, Rights and Responsibilities of being a TA

Graduate and TA Workload Agreement

Teaching Assistant Checklist

Part II: The Teaching Environment

Creating a Positive Teaching Environment

What is a “Learning Style”?

Implementing Universal Design of Instruction into Your Classroom

Classroom and Laboratory Safety

Part III: Tools for Teaching

Teaching Plans

Teaching Your First Class, Seminar or Lab

Running an Effective Laboratory Session

Conducting Office Hours

Quick Tips

Teaching Tips for International TAs

Your Last Class

Part IV: Instructional Strategies

Active Learning

Creating Dialogue in the Classroom

Effective Communication

Tips for Marking and Grading

Part V: Evaluating Your Teaching

Evaluating Your Teaching

Teaching Dossiers

Part VI: Critical Incidents in Teaching

Handling Student Grievances and Classroom Conflict

Students in Distress: A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Guidelines for Academic Dishonesty

Privacy and Teaching: Best Practices & Tips

Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy

Part VII: TA Resources

Resources for Teaching Assistants

CTLT Teaching Assistant Certificate Program

UNBC Wellness Centre

UNBC Contacts & Services

Bibliography of TA Awards

Library

Academic Success Centre

Access Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities