Course Assistant/Grader Requests to Support Spring 2022 Teaching

Overview

Below are the School of Arts and Sciences Spring 2022 procedures for allocating Course Assistants and Graders.  This process aims to increase equity and transparency and make decisions about teaching support based on the learning needs of our undergraduates.

The following criteria will continue to be used for spring 2022 classes:

Graduate students (including PhD students who are assigned TA positions by their departments) are permitted, with the approval of their advisor, to hold up to two positions this spring. We are again able to hire alums and staff in these positions as well.

Job Descriptions

The Dean’s Office will begin responding to requests by mid-December so that chairs and administrators can begin to hire these positions from your own graduate student pool or a list of interested students looking for teaching work.  Please check the CA/Grader Candidate spreadsheet regularly if you are seeking to hire a graduate student outside your department, as graduate students will be adding their names to this sheet throughout the intersession. We will include information about the hiring process with our response to requests for CAs and Graders.  As mentioned above, departments/programs can make additional requests through the last date of spring enrollment (January 31) to accommodate changing class sizes during the drop-add period. For these later requests, the Dean’s Office will respond no later than early February.  

If your department or program believes it still needs additional teaching support beyond what is provided by the School of Arts and Sciences, up to three additional CA/Grader positions can be paid for by your GTR (up to 25%) or, if you do not have GTR, your OPEX funds.

Key Deadlines

If you have any questions, please email Olga Papaemmanouil and Lauren Buckley.