The more comfortable one feels, the better one can focus on teaching. Teaching Assistants should wear clothing that helps them feel comfortable, is appropriate for their field or type of course being taught and follows guidelines they expect students to follow. (For example, some lab courses may have a rule regarding no open-toed sandals.) There is no requirement for formal attire for teaching at UWM, but if wearing a suit or other formal clothing helps one feel confident, then Teaching Assistants should feel free to do so. Teaching Assistants should not wear attire that is more casual than what the average student is wearing, such as pajamas, or clothing with political statements or slogans.