Hiring TAs and Readers

Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Procedure:

  • Summer Session sums all enrollments per department/college, divides by 44, then allocates that number of TAships.  The department/college selects the individual who will hold each TAship, and which class they will be placed with, Summer Session hires all TAs.
  • Requests for TAs should be made to your Department Manager.
  • TAs can work a total of 2 TAships (200 hours max) per summer. 
  • TAs are appointed $3,223 for 100 hours for a 5-credit course.

Timing:

  • 5/31: Enrollment reports are pulled
  • 6/3:  Number of TAs allocated to the department
  • 6/14: TA allocations (TA legal name, class) due back
  • AHR sends appointment letters as quickly as possible.  Due back before class begins.
  • See Department and Divisional from 2012-present for reference.

TA Mandatory Activities

Reading required texts for class Attending class
Preparing for section or lab Teaching section or lab
Holding office hours Cleaning up lab
Evaluating student work

TA Optional Activities

Preparing Assignments Consulting with instructor
Running course-related errands (such as photocopying) Previewing films
Interviewing guest speakers Grading exams


Resource: See the Graduate Division's
TA Handbook for more information.

Readers

New Reader Hour Allocation process rolling out December 14, 2018.