TA Committee

TA Committee

  • The TA committee initiates and collects all evaluations and determines for each TA an overall evaluation at the end of the semester:
    • O (outstanding), S (satisfactory), M (marginal), U (unsatisfactory), T (terminate);
    • TAs with an O rating may be recommended for TA awards; TAs with an M/U/T rating will receive a detailed letter and verbal explanation.
  • Concerns about TAs are to be sent to the instructor and/or the TA Committee (TACommittee@uconn.edu). It is expected that the instructors communicate with the TA (or instruct the TA Committee to do so) in a timely fashion after a concern has become known in order to remedy any problem, and to guide the TA toward improvement.
  • Generally, no TA shall receive a U/T in the absence of a documented history if infractions and a documented failure to respond timely to the critique by the instructor, the stock room personnel, and Gen Chem Coordinators, or the TA Committee
  • The TA Committee will inform the research advisor of the TA in the event of serious problems arising.
  • The TA may appeal the evaluation to the Graduate Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Department Head.
  • All collected documents will become part of the TA’s personnel file.
  • As for any other TA, TAs that receive a U will generally be assigned the next semester without prejudice and solely dependent on skill level and availability, as dictated by the schedules.
  • The TA committee will also strive to provide training and guidance to the TAs.