Graduate Teaching Assistants
Graduate teaching assistants (GTA) perform a vital role in the Department's education program and their teaching performance is evaluated at the end of the fall and spring semesters. The evaluation is intended to be a learning experience, so the evaluation forms are designed to provide objective feedback on performance for each GTA. Information about the Chemistry Department's expectations (see Section IV) and a set of the evaluation forms are distributed to GTAs, at the beginning of each semester. Please take the time to carefully review the evaluation criteria on each of these forms. Understanding these criteria increases the likelihood of achieving a good evaluation.
For non-native English speakers, becoming a GTA requires passing either the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50 or better or the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) with a score of 240 or better and certification by a group of three employees of the University, including one student. All GTAs must be in academic good standing (see Section B, Grading and Academic Performance)