Hiring TAs and Readers

Teaching Assistants (TAs)


  • 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.


  • TA allocation estimates sent mid-May.
  • Course Support Bundle (TA allocation + Reader Hour request) sent May 31.
  • Course Support Information is due to Summer Session by June 10.
  • 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.


  • New Reader Hour Allocation process rolling out winter 2019. This year we are departing from our previous Reader process, and are trying something new.  We will be relying on your knowledge and expertise; you let us know what Reader support you need! We will gather this information from you on June 10 via our Reader Appointment Google form.
  • Requests for Readers should be made to your Department Manager.
  • Readers can work a total of 2 Readerships (200 hours max) per summer.
  • Reader pay rate is $16.26 per hour.