Table of Contents Introduction PART 1: Rights and Responsibilities 1.1 Becoming a Teaching Assistant 1.2 Responsibilities as an Employee 1.3 Teaching Assistants' Rights Part 2: In the Classroom 2.1 Prior to the First Class 2.2 The First Class: Getting to Know Your Students 2.3 Leading a Seminar PART 3: Evaluating Your Students and Yourself 3.1 Evaluating Student Seminar Performance 3.2 Grading Essays, Papers and Exams 3.3 Evaluating Teaching Assistants PART 4: Teaching Assistant Training and Orientation Bibliography Teaching Assistant Statement of Rights Acknowledgements