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Graduate TA Handbook and Resources

A Handbook for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows in Arts & Sciences

Issues with Students

Hopefully, your teaching experience will go smoothly, but if you run into any challenges it will be helpful to know how to respond. The topics below cover some of the common student issues you might encounter as a TA or TF. You might also find helpful resources under the William & Mary Resources tab in this Handbook.

The Dean of Students office offers information for faculty on a variety of topics that is also helpful for TAs and TFs.
Academic Struggles, Repeated Student Absences, and more
How to Discourage Cheating by Creating a Climate of Honor
Hazing Prevention
How to Manage Disruptive Behavior in Class: