Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program

An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) in the Department of Biology is a junior or senior who assists faculty, laboratory coordinators, and Associate Instructors (AIs) with the teaching mission. Various kinds of UTA positions exist, including some positions involving work with collaborative learning groups in large enrollment lecture courses, such as L112 Biological Mechanisms, L211 Molecular Biology, L111 Evolution and Diversity, and L311 Genetics. In these courses, UTAs help to create a small class atmosphere inside a large course.

In addition to course-specific duties, UTAs may be required to perform a service function for the Department of Biology such as proctoring an exam in a course other than the one to which the UTA is assigned.

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