Getting Started for TA

Getting a good start as a teaching assistant (TA) is important. Here are some resources to help. If you have any questions, please drop by or contact us.

New to McMaster Campus?

About McMaster and About the Campus
These pages provide some information about McMaster including some helpful maps.

City of Hamilton
Useful local information.

Starting as a TA?

Five Points to Discuss in a TA/Instructor Introductory Meeting
A list of questions to help start a good discussion with the instructor, and to help you avoid problems later in the year.

Tips and Thoughts on Starting as a TA
A two-page set of tips and things to think about, based on experiences and questions of new TAs at McMaster. PDF Document

Avenue to Learn@Mac for TA's
Suggestions and help for TA's who are working with Avenue to Learn.

McMaster Academic Policies
Administrative essentials for someone teaching at McMaster, particularly policies about Examinations, Teaching, Ethics, and Academic Integrity.

TA Survival Guide
A handbook from the University of Guelph with some excellent resources.

Help For Your Students
A list of the most critical McMaster services that you should know about to help direct your students when they are in need of additional help.

TA Guide by Erin Aspenlieder
Teaching Assistants are essential to undergraduate education at McMaster. Working as ateaching assistant also offers you unique opportunities and experiences.