Program Director - Susan Deese-Roberts
Program Development- Clare Stott
University of New Mexico 
Communication and Journalism Department 
Communication and Journalism Bldg, Rm. 158
e-mail: or
(505) 277-3341

****   TARC is a CASTL program ****

Purpose What is TARC? What TARC offers.

Purpose Statement: The Teaching Assistant Resource Center (TARC) was developed during the 1982-83 calendar year to provide resources and training to teaching assistants at UNM for their instructional appointments and responsibilities. 

What is TARC?: TARC is a center on campus which provides a variety of resources and training to Teaching Assistants and International Teaching Assistants on the UNM campus. The TARC center is located in Communication and Journalism, Room 158.  Our phone number is 277-3341.

What does TARC offer the UNM community?: TARC offers a variety of excellent programs designed to meet the teaching and learning need of campus TAs. TARC offers a  classroom series for TAs two times during the fall semester (the first six weeks and the last six weeks) and once during the first six weeks of the spring semester. A special workshop series is offered during the last half of the spring semester. These workshops are presented by different members of the UNM community and address issues particular to the TA community. TARC offers an International Teaching Assistant program created to meet the particular linguistic, cultural and instructional needs of the International TA community. TARC offers a library of reading materials to Teaching Assistants including texts, journals and selected jorunal articles. TA teaching awards are presented to five outstanding UNM TAs each calendar year. Also available is "Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn", the TARC Newsletter which is circulated every spring.