My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I had an enjoyable, positive and educational internship at New London Hospital. I loved the people I worked with, and my assignments were interesting and challenging.
Caitlin Putnam, Business Administration

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Qualified juniors and seniors may apply to work with faculty members as teaching assistants in 100- and 200-level courses. If they are accepted for an assistantship, students enroll in the course designated 480: Teaching Assistantship, in the relevant academic area.

The teaching assistantship course allows students to participate in the instructional development of a course and to learn about teaching methodologies and course development. The teaching assistant has definite instructional responsibilities in the class as well as instructional component in which the assistant learns how to teach. The assistant engages in regular discussions with the faculty member concerning the course and teaching methodology. The rules governing assistantships are listed below:

  • A student may earn up to three credit hours for teaching assistantships. This can be done in one three-credit course or in any combination.
  • Course credit toward major or minor requirements is a departmental decision.
  • The course will be graded unless the student chooses the pass/fail option.
  • The credit hours granted should follow regular guidelines for the department and may differ with the nature of the course (lecture, laboratory, studio).
  • Teaching assistantships are limited to juniors and seniors.
  • The assistant must work in a 100- or 200-level course.
  • The student must have received a B (3.0) or better in the course or its equivalent.
  • The student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • The student must submit an electronic permission form located in myRegistrar during the course registration period.