Podcast: TA/TM Stories podcast series: The Experience of an International Student
A new podcast series produced by the Centre for Educational Excellence offers first-person accounts of life as an SFU teaching assistant or sessional instructor. Each episode in the six-part series features interviews with one or two graduate students (including Natalia Perez, geography, pictured). Episodes 1 to 3, released in early November, focus on “The Move from TA to Sessional,” “Life in the Lab” and “The Experience of an International Student.” The remaining episodes will be published in December. For faculty members, the podcasts provide insights into how they can help grad students succeed in teaching support roles. For grad students, they offer the reassurance that others have shared and overcome the same situations and insecurities they face, and they supply helpful tips and suggestions.