Host group grading sessions to provide opportunities for teaching assistants to interact with each other and avoid falling behind in grading.

  • Instead of having teaching assistants (TAs) grade individually, bring all students together to complete their grading. This can help:
    • Balance the load of grading between all the graders,
    • Provide informal opportunities for TAs to interact and form a community,
    • Adapt grading rubrics as necessary and increase consistency.
  • These types of activities are incredibly important because building an identity and a community around being a TA helps improve recruitment, retention, and overall experience.