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Teaching Assistant (TA) Guide: Home

Resources and guidance for teaching assistants (TAs) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Additional Campus Resources

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Offers classes and one-on-one sessions geared to teaching assistants. Helps to improve your teaching.


This guide focuses on questions and concerns of teaching assistants, especially questions about how to teach well. Each page provides questions and answers, with some quick tips. For more information, please see the "Additional Resources" page. 

Video: Teaching Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One Person, One Question: University of Illinois blogger, Tori, asks Graduate Teaching Assistant Scott Martin about his teaching method.

Video: The Best and Worse of Being a TA

YouTube description by GMCTE Univeristy of Saskatchewan: 

Interview with Graduate Students from the University of Saskatchewan.

This video addresses the questions: what surprised you about being a TA?, what are the biggest challenges of being a TA?, what did you enjoy the most about being a TA?, and what suggestions or tips do you have for new TAs? It was created by The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Saskatchewan. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 2.5 Canada License.

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