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The following page is a helpful resource for Graduate Students interested in, or currently holding, a Teaching Assistant position in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, in the Faculty of Education.
A Teaching Assistant (TA) is a graduate student appointed to assist a Course Supervisor with the instruction and evaluation of students in a course.
To the Editor: On behalf of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Society of Graduate Students, and the Graduate Teaching Assistants Union (Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 610), we wish to express our dismay at the article “So you want to date a teaching assistant?
” by Robert Nanni, in the Frosh Issue August 20, 2014 of the Gazette.
They deserve to be treated professionally and respectfully.
The time is long past when these kinds of articles can be defended as being either satire or humorous.” Boekhoff tells a local news radio station he has no plans to step down. We can definitely do better in the future.” It has been dubbed "the next new mandatory text for college journalists." My book from Routledge features advice from hundreds of contributors, lots of digital storytelling tips, tons of story ideas and more than 300 exercises, games and prompts aimed at sparking you to come up with endless ideas of your own.Over 2,500 Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) every year contribute to upholding the standards of academic excellence expected at Western.Through their work leading tutorials, running laboratories, marking assignments, evaluating group-work, and proctoring exams, GTAs play an important role in the quality of undergraduate education at our university.In our view, the meaning of the article was unambiguous.The article's encouragement that students attempt to involve GTAs in inappropriate relationships is disrespectful and denigrating to the important role GTAs have at Western.The first step outlined in the piece: “Do your research. Drop in on his or her tutorials, and if you’re not in that class — make it happen. Expert tip: Be good at the subject and showcase your smarts.” Although admitting in hindsight “I probably wouldn’t say it’s funny,” Gazette editor-in-chief Iain Boekhoff is adamant the piece is simply satire and part of a Frosh Issue tradition.