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Marking, Assessment, and Feedback – January 18, 2024

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is part of the TA Institute, taking place from January 15-19, 2024


Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, or faculty.

One of the most daunting tasks TAs have is marking, assessing, and giving feedback on exams, assignments, final papers, etc. A big challenge when doing this is ensuring fairness to all students and providing them support to help them perform better next time. In this workshop, we will come together to discuss the importance of rubrics, marking calibration, exam reviews, and develop ways to effectively guide students through their coursework. We will also think about ways TAs can minimize burnout (e.g. effective marking practices, exam viewing options, chunking marking, balancing work-school, marking parties, etc.) We hope participants leave this session feeling equipped to effectively support students and themselves through this process.


  • Kabir Bhalla, PhD Candidate, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Kelsey Wilson, PhD Candidate, Dept of English Language & Literatures


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below to receive a Letter of Completion, you must complete a theme completion form by January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (only complete this form once—make sure to indicate all themes and all sessions that you have completed).

Click HERE to access the theme completion form.

This session falls into the following theme:

  • Fundamentals of TAship
  • In-Person Mode

TA Institute

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 3 themes. If you complete all the workshops in a theme, and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. The Letter of Completion will include a brief description of the theme(s) that you completed, and how the work you did in the theme(s) support your development as a teacher.