The University of Arizona requires that each person occupying a Graduate Assistant/Associate Teaching (GAT) or Graduate Research Assistant/Associates (GAR) position must receive a written performance evaluation from his or her faculty supervisor at the end of each term, regardless of the specific duties.
The end of the term GAT or GAR evaluation is intended to be a tool for both the student and the department to monitor and facilitate teaching improvements and assist with the GA’s professional development. The Graduate College has designed a Career Conversations form that emulates the one used for other University employees (TA Conversations, RA Conversations and OA Conversations). However, individual departments are welcome to designate the flow, format and rubric for the end of the term evaluations that meets the department’s needs. The hiring unit is responsible for keeping the individual assessment forms on file (making sure to give a signed copy to the student), and are also responsible for completing the GA Teaching Evaluation Form to show the overall assessment of all GATs hired for the entire department.
Please note that Graduate College evaluations of Graduate Assistants (TAs, RAs, OAs) may only be submitted by an official representative of the hiring department. Attempted submission by unauthorized parties may put the submitter at risk for a code of conduct violation or other disciplinary action.