Module 1: Being a TA at USC

This online module is designed to help new teaching assistants become oriented to their roles and responsibilities. You will find here video clips from faculty, undergraduate students and current TAs, as well as helpful information.

  • TA Responsibilities

Interacting with Faculty
Interacting with Students
Knowing Course Materials
Assisting with Lectures
Leading Discussion Groups
Leading Labs
Holding Office Hours
Grading
Managerial Tasks

  1. Video: Why be a TA? – Faculty Perspectives
  2. Video: Why be a TA? – TA Perspectives
  3. Video: Why be a TA? – Undergraduate Perspectives
  4. Video: Advice from the Faculty Perspective
  5. Video: Advice from the TA Perspective
  6. Video: Advice from the Undergraduate Perspective