Teaching Assistant completes a reflective writing piece on their lab teaching experience.
Teaching Assistant has completed one full semester of a lab teaching experience and developed a reflective writing piece. The TA teaching experience encompasses teaching 1-3 hour lab, dependent on department need. This includes promptly grading assignments and preparing for teaching responsibilities. Scheduling one weekly office hour for students. Additionally, a TA proctors all exams for their assigned instructor(s). Finally, a TA attends and participates in weekly staff meetings.
Value of the Badge:
In addition to fulfilling their lab teaching responsibilities, the TA earning this badge prepares a reflective component about their experience of teaching a lab for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
- Teach a laboratory section for one semester and successfully complete: grading per labs and lab reports, attending and participating in regular staff meetings and holding weekly office hours for students.
- Write a reflection piece related to their experience teaching a lab section over the span of the most recent semester. Specifically, the TA should include their thoughts on what improvements were made over the course of the semester and what self-growth was achieved. This should be completed within one month from the end of the semester teaching.