TA Support Systems
From Electrical Engineering TA Handbook
As a TA, you are mentor and role model for students. What if students bring you problems other than "homework problem #2?" In addition to your professors and department offices, Stanford has many available resources that can help.
- Reporting Classroom Issues:
- Office of Accessable Education (OAE) & Schwab Learning Center
Student services include notetaking, typists, interpreting, stenocaptioning, alternative format production (Braille, enlarged hardcopy), and exam/classroom accommodation.
- Diversity and Access
Provides accessibility at public events and non-discrimination resources; http://www.stanford.edu/dept/diversityaccess/
- Vaden: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Provides psychological counseling relating to both personal and academic problems for all students. Stress management, support groups and individual counseling and 24-hour crises counseling available. Vaden Student Health Service; 870 Campus Drive; 650-723-3785; http://vaden.stanford.edu/caps/index.html
- Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
TA services include training workshops, videotaping of classes, and small group evaluations. CTL also has teaching handouts, the Teaching at Stanford Handbook, and information on teaching and technology.
590 Escondido Mall; 650-723-1326; TeachingCenter@stanford.edu; http://ctl.stanford.edu/
- Bechtel International Center
Resource for international students, answering questions about visas, SEVIS requirements, proposed immigration legislation, cultural and language problems, passports and more. International students need to have an up to date address listed in Axess at all times. 422 Lagunita Drive; 650-723-1831; http://www.stanford.edu/dept/icenter/
- Undergraduate Academic Life (UAL)
Services for Students include courses to improve learning effectiveness, one-on-one study skills counseling, tutoring and tutor training and learning tips handouts.
Sweet Hall 1sr floor; 723-2426
- University Ombudsperson (confidential)
To protect anyone at Stanford from "injustices or abuses of discretion, from gross inefficiency, from unnecessary delay and complication in the administration of University rules and regulations, and from inconsistency, unfairness, unresponsiveness, and prejudice in the individual's experience with University activities."
Building 300; 723-3682
- Sexual Harassment Policy
Coordinating Advisor - Dr. Laraine Zappert (Clinical Assoc. Prof., Psychiatry); 723-1583, 327-8259 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Judicial Affairs Office
Tresidder Memorial Union 2nd Flr.; 725-2485 student conduct issues (including Honor Code questions); http://www.stanford.edu/dept/vpsa/judicialaffairs/about/welcome.htm
- Dean of Students Office
Tresidder Memorial Union; 723-2733 (University-wide)
- Office of Student Affairs, School of Engineering
Terman 208; 725-1575
- Residential Education (ResEd)
725-2800 support services for on-campus students
- Codes of conduct/honor code help
- Grad Student Handbook Univ. Resources