Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 24 Issue 03

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Volume 24, No. 3
Pages 309 - 309

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • In Praise of Teaching Assistants

Tom Garrison
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Teaching assistants (TAs) are an indispensable part of the dynamics and economics of higher education today. Without their dedication, patience, and knowledge, most college and university programs—especially highly technical ones like marine science departments—would grind to a halt. Their enthusiastic presence helps make our department the lively, hard-working, and generally joyful place it is.


Garrison, T. 2011. The oceanography classroom: In praise of teaching assistants. Oceanography 24(3):309, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.85.