Especially for Teaching Assistants
Being a Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistants are instrumental in creating positive learning environments in our classrooms and labs. The University understands the importance of your work, and we want you to feel supported as you meet the day-to-day challenges of your assignment. Your supervising academic department is always there to assist you and other campus resources can provide additional support for both your teaching and your own academic and career development. Here are a few of those resources:
The Graduate School 330-972-7663
- Online Orientation for Graduate Assistants: http://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/online-orientations/newgradassistant
- Graduate Student Development: https://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/graduatestudentdevelopment/index.dot
Career Services, 330-972-7747
We provide career advising and programming for students, while developing valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with ample opportunities for experiential learning, career development and placement. Website.
Counseling Center, 330-972-7082
Comprehensive psychological services are offered to enrolled students at the Counseling Center for free. Website.
Tools for Your Teaching
What to do on your first day of class
Michelle Byrne, 2015 award recipient of the Outstanding Faculty/Mentor of First-Year Students and a faculty member in the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), shares basic strategies for navigating the first class session, including the best ways to outline course requirements and set clear expectations.
Communicating with your students
Jenny Hebert, an experienced faculty member in the Department of English, shares tips for establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with your students, in class, online, and in office hours.