Course Assistant/Grader Requests to Support Spring 2023 Teaching


Below are the School of Arts and Sciences Spring 2023 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 2023 classes:

Job Descriptions

The Dean’s Office will begin responding to requests in a rolling basis so 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. You are not required to hire someone on this list; we are sharing it as a resource, especially for Departments/Programs that do not have graduate students. The DGS or faculty advisor can contact Assistant Dean Alyssa Canelli if they have concerns about a particular student being hired for these positions.  

We will include information about the hiring process with our response to requests for CAs and Graders. 

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.

We are required by the graduate student union to prepare appointment letters for PhD students who will work as spring Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows by December 16, 2022. We need the names and assignments for those PhD students first. If you do not have the assignments yet, please fill in as much of the information as you have here to help us meet the union deadline. If it is easier to email a list of students than complete one of these forms for each student, please email it to

Key Deadlines

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