The Teaching Assistant Project (TAP) is designed to promote
excellence in undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers-New
Brunswick through the professional development of teaching assistants.
The fundamental components of this project are an orientation for all
new TAs, sponsorship of Introduction to College Teaching I and II,
presentation of certificate programs and special issues seminars
throughout the year, discipline-specific training within
each program, and written, web-based materials designed for TAs. A
dedicated telephone line, the TA HelpLine (932-11TA), provides daily
assistance to TAs who have questions about teaching. The TA Project's
website, http://tap.rutgers.edu, also
provides extensive information for TAs about teaching at Rutgers.
Videotaping is available for TAs who wish to have a class recorded so they may review and improve their teaching performance. TAP recognizes the
dual role of TAs in the university and seeks to assist them in teaching
on the college level while balancing their responsibilities as graduate
students. Questions about TAP should be directed to the Office of the
Dean, Graduate School–New Brunswick at 732-932-7747.