I received the following email this past term: Hi TA E. Thanks, Bob You do not want to write an email like this to your teaching assistant. As usual, I just talked in circles about irrelevant information that won't even be on the test, mostly because I just enjoy the sound of my own voice. It was rainy and I was tired and Grey's Anatomy in my bed seemed like a much better idea. I was wondering if you went over anything important?So why does it still happen (other than the fact that people enjoy having sex)?It happens because in many academic disciplines—such as, of course, philosophy, which already enjoys a reputation for misconduct—there is a tendency for beginning scholars to have “philosophical idols,” as explained to me by Meena Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.It includes information related to: The teaching and research assistant/associate role is an important one to the ASU community.It provides graduate students with professional development opportunities that are unique to academia while also supporting the university’s teaching, research, and service missions.
well, I wouldn’t say “well.” With two such relationships making recent news in the discipline of philosophy alone, for some of the older generation of professors (again, mostly male), the grad students are still a dating pool—and vice versa.But later in this Handbook, we'll tackle each general TA responsibility area and offer you some practical tips and guidelines. For starters, this may be the first time you've had to communicate on your feet about the science as a professional.Until now you've filled the relatively passive role of 'harassed student' conveying your knowledge through structured examinations and reports.I have already reached out to some of the other students in the section, and I will get the notes and make sure I am caught up. You know what they say: setting priorities is key, so excuse me while I go watch another season of Grey's. It's become a college student's downfall, influencing us to give attention to things we don't have the time, energy or desire for.My apologies again, thank you for your consideration, and see you [INSERT DAY HERE]. Before this term was coined, we seemed to have a little more control over our priorities.Your teaching assistantship represents a chance to solidify your overall understanding of computer science fundamentals.