Teaching and Research Assistanship
TA tasks should be arranged in a way that would not exceed average of 10 hours per week (please
note that there are actively 16 weeks in Fall and Spring semesters). It should be expected workload in
some weeks may be higher than that in other weeks.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of TA tasks. Additional tasks that have the potential to
contribute to graduate students’ learning and development can also be expected from them.
Preparing slides and course packages for courses.
Leading DS and PS sessions.
Holding office hours to answer students’ questions, if necessary.
Keeping course records as required.
Exam-related TA tasks
Monitoring or taking photocopies of exams, when necessary.
Proctoring exams. TAs are expected to be present for proctoring all exams (including make up and
amnesty exams) of the courses they are assigned to. They may also be asked to proctor exams for
courses, which they are not assigned to as TAs. These extra proctoring assignments would not exceed
4 per academic year. Proctoring assignment will be done centrally by the graduate office. Proctoring
may be necessary on weekends, late evenings, or times outside of regular hours.
Grading short essays, multiple choice questions or brief definitions in students’ exams; grading
project papers. Grading should be done under close supervision of the faculty member teaching the