This element is found on PPS Form EAPPThis percentage is variable, within the parameters of the student's appointment.It relates to the distribution across fund sources.Most of the responsibilities of Teaching Assistants do not require the academic expertise of the professor in charge.Some teaching assistants at this level may teach portions of the class lessons, or teach lessons to small groups of students who need extra instruction.Prior service does not guarantee availability of a teaching assistant position.For assistance: Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at 512-471-4511 or to also please visit: Graduate and adult TAs generally have a fixed salary determined by each contract period (usually a semester or an academic year); however, undergraduates and high school students are sometimes unpaid and, in the US and other countries with the credit system, receive course credits in return for their assistance.Teaching assistants often help the main teacher by managing students with learning disabilities, such as ADHD, Autism, or even physical disabilities, such as blindness or deafness.
A department may reappoint a teaching assistant if it is determined that reappointment is to the benefit of the institution.
Professors may also use their teaching assistants to help teach discussions during regular class.
This gives the graduate student opportunity to use their teaching skills, as many are in pursuit of teaching careers.
Teaching assistants are graduate students who help faculty with the conduct and delivery of courses.
Services provided by teaching assistants include, but are not limited to, grading, monitoring, leading lab and/or discussion sessions, offering office hour assistance to students, and performing clerical tasks associated with course instruction.