Teaching and Learning Resources

Graduate Student Resources

Getting Started for Teaching Assistants

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 has useful local information.

Starting as a TA?

 http://avenue.mcmaster.ca/image/new_icon_2nd.gif TA Guide by Erin Aspenlieder
Teaching Assistants are essential to undergraduate education at McMaster. Working as a teaching assistant also offers you unique opportunities and experiences.

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.

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.

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