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Helping Students Balance Stress
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Suggestions
Provide information to students on opportunities for
undergraduate research at your institution and encourage
students to take advantage of those opportunities.
PREPARE TEACHING ASSISTANTS TO BE MOST
EFFECTIVE
“The TAs often know more about the students than we do.
They can be the first ones to notice that a student is in
distress.”
—Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
“I meet with my TAs for one hour per week and train them to
be good TAs; it’s like teaching another course. My experience
as a TA in college fueled my desire to be a professor.”
—Professor, Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate
Suggestions
University faculty members offer these suggestions for
enlisting help from your TAs:
Hire TAs not because they got high grades in your course
but for their ability to teach and relate well to students.
Make holding office hours a top priority for TAs; require
them to post their office hours and be there for those