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Drama 202 job description

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Course Name: Drama 202 TA
Curricular Purpose Drama 202 is imed at developing, demonstrating, and exercising both courage and leadership's other critical skills: connecting and communicating. 

Duties include:

  •  Attend all class sessions
  • Attend instructor/TA meetings
  • Set up and strike classroom
  • Assist in audio/visual equipment use

 May include as needed:

  • Maintaining grading records
  • Help maintain materials on canvas site
  • Leading critiques and/or discussions in class
  • Maintain/update webpage
  • Calculate quarter grades, (in conjunction with professor)
  • Place course materials on library reserve
  • Preparing handout materials


Assigned Course Drama 202
Faculty member or supervisor to whom the ASE will report Valerie Curtis-Newton
Procedures used for evaluation (if any)

During your appointment as a teaching assistant, you will be evaluated by the TA evaluator. This evaluation will be placed in your employee file - not your student file. You will receive a copy, and will have an opportunity to comment on the evaluation. It will then go to the Administrative office for processing. This processing includes a confirmation to the Graduate School that the evaluation has been done, but no copy of the actual evaluation will be forwarded to them.

If the evaluator concludes that the TA is not meeting departmental criteria for teaching competence, then s/he will work with the TA to determine a specific, written plan for addressing the TA’s teaching difficulties.

A TA should feel free at any time to give input to the observation process. Any appeal, should one feel the need to appeal the outcome of any decision based on the observation, should follow procedures outlined in Executive Order 28. This appeal would begin with contacting the Executive Director of the School.

Criteria to be used in the evaluation will include at least the following:
   effective use of class time
   organization of material
   engaging full class
   clear direction on assignments
Responsibilities to students
   office hours
   assignments returned in a timely manner
   teaching from the syllabus
   consistent grading
   understanding/enforcing University policy

Course meeting times and location TBD
The maximum number of students for which the ASE will be responsible Approximately 50
Office hours (if applicable) TBA by TA
Training programs (if applicable) Center for Teaching and Learning, TA training for new TAs,
Work location