Teaching and Research Assistantship

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 and 6 weeks in the Summer semester). 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.

Course-related tasks

Preparing slides and course packages for courses.

Holding office hours to answer students’ questions, if necessary.

Keeping attendance and other course records.

Monitoring or taking photocopies of exams, when necessary.

Exam-related TA tasks

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 course.