Teaching Assistant Job Description 

Definition: An academically qualified and registered graduate student in full-time residence chosen for excellent scholarship and for promise as a teacher, who is assigned to assist in the delivery of instruction under the active tutelage and supervision of a faculty member. The majority of graduate students who perform instructional functions are assigned to the Teaching Assistant title.

Responsibilities: Assist the supervising faculty member by conducting discussion, laboratory, or quiz sections that supplement faculty lectures; and by grading assignments or examinations. Teaching Assistants may provide input into the development of assignments or exams, and hold office hours. No prior teaching experience is required for appointment. The final responsibility for the content of the course rests with the supervising faculty member. A Teaching Assistant is not independently responsible for the instructional content of a course, selection of assignments, planning, examinations, determination of student grades or decisions on grade appeals; and is not assigned full instructional responsibility for an entire course.

For further information please refer to: http://ap.uci.edu/ase/teaching-assistant/

Proctor and Grader Assignment List

*This information is subject to change. The most updated version will be linked with the current date.


TA Employment Documents

QUESTIONS? Contact the Chemistry Student Affairs Manager or Department Manager.

TA guidelines and responsibilities for specific courses

Lecture TA Office Room Reservations

Lecture TA Office Hours will be held in the recently upgraded Office Hour rooms in Rowland Hall (517, 523, and 552). Please reserve these rooms by filling out the form located at the website below. This form, and these rooms are for lecture TAs only. If you are TAing lab, your lab office hour room will be handled by the instructor and your form submission here will be ignored. The rooms will be given in order of first come first serve, in terms of which preferences are honored. 

If you need to change your submission, you may do so. If multiple submissions for a person are seen, only the latest will be honored. 

The assignments will be posted on the same page once they are complete, so check back for your room and time assignment on this page. You will not receive your assignment via email, you must check the website.

Each person MUST fill out their own form and MUST have multiple options listed. You can arrange times with your fellow TAs and I will take issues stated on the form into considerations when scheduling the rooms. However, you must fill out a form for yourself if you would like a room. 

The deadline for submission of requests to be prioritized is MONDAY OF WEEK  1 at NOON. This needs to be done in order for the instructors to post office hours as they are setting up their courses.  The schedule will be posted shortly thereafter.  After Monday at noon of week 1, all requests must consider the posted schedule and fit in an open spot.  It is suggested that you make arrangements to split discussions with your fellow TAs, before week 1 if you'd like priority on scheduling. 

Questions?  Ask Amanda (abrindle@uci.edu) Link: http://sites.uci.edu/chemtutorandtareservations/