Astronomy Teaching Assistants

This site descibes the expectations of Astronomy TAs. Please read through this once before you start TAing, and consider checking back a few times a term to be sure you are fulfilling your responsibilities as a TA.

Main Responsibilities

Other possible responsibilities:

Your main job is to assist the faculty member teaching the course you are assigned to. Meet with him/her before the term begins to learn what his/her expectations are. Below are some possible responsibilities you may be expected to take on. There is often signifigant variation from course to course, professor to professor.

Some pointers:

More Information

The Caltech Graduate Office has made a TA handbook. Some of the information on this website was taken from this doccument.