Depending on which course you are teaching, please read the Code of Good Practice – Undergraduate or Code of Good Practice – Taught Masters to get a better understanding of your role and responsibilities as a GTA and what you can expect from those around you – students, programme director, academic mentor (previously referred to as academic mentor) and others.
The School has produced good practice guidelines for various aspects of teaching at the LSE, and you should take the time to familiarise yourself with those relevant to your teaching.
The department(s) you will teach for may have also produced additional guidelines which you should incorporate into your teaching practice.
LSE has introduced a new Academic Code that sets out what we are doing to deliver a consistent student experience across the School and clarifies what students can expect from their LSE education. For example, this code explicitly sets out when students can expect feedback on formative and summative assessments in their teaching as well as the level of contact they have with their teachers. More information can be found on the LSE Academic Code page.
The School is committed to the highest possible ethical standards. The Ethics Code is a vital School document which provides support for us all when dealing with any ethical issues which we might face. All staff are expected to complete the Ethics at LSE online module to learn more about the School’s Ethics Code. You can access the training on Moodle or through https://elearning.lse.ac.uk/ethics. We hope this module will encourage everyone at LSE to have conversations about ethics and to feel confident in raising and dealing with ethical issues. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on the School to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities to pre-empt any substantial disadvantage in employment, study or the provision of services. For further or specific advice please consult with the Disability and Wellbeing Service, which is here for staff as well as students.
In fact, the School goes beyond the statutory requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and takes a “beyond compliance” approach by integrating equality and diversity into its core values through the adoption of the LSE Ethics Code. The School expects all its staff and students to proactively consider and embed equity, diversity and inclusion in everyday behaviour and practices with respect for the knowledge and experience of others.
Comprehensive details on School policies and procedures can be found on the Policies and Procedures page.