Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Assistant Handbook

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!

Teaching assistants (TAs) and graders in the Carnegie Mellon Philosophy Department are an integral part of undergraduate education. In this role, you will assist the faculty in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of students. In addition, being a TA or grader is an important component of your development as a teacher, and thus, an important part of your preparation for a career in academia. This handbook is designed to provide you with some of the information you will need to meet this challenge.