Each department has procedures for the selection, preparation, supervision, and evaluation of TAs. In soliciting student evaluations of teaching, the DEO ensures that the evaluation form includes a question about the oral communication competence of the TA. New TAs must be evaluated by the department for teaching competence no later than the eighth week of the first semester of their appointment.
The DEO also sees that student evaluations of teaching are obtained by TAs and others in all departmental courses, including those sponsored by the Center for Credit Programs. The DEO reviews these evaluations according to the same procedures used for all other departmental offerings.