Regularly assessing your strengths and areas of growth as an educator is key, and this practice extends to teaching assistants, as well. How you present materials, how you communicate with your students, the kinds of feedback you provide for them (this includes grading-only teaching assistants) – all of your interactions have an impact on the success of your students.

You should consider assessment as an opportunity to strengthen and develop your skills. Moving forward in your professional career, the vast majority of jobs you will hold will assess your skills at regular intervals. Since Carleton University does not formally evaluate its teaching assistants, you are encouraged to be proactive and use one of the following methods to benefit both your students and yourself.

Types of Assessment