I am currently working as a teaching assistant.
My tasks this semester include writing/putting together a formula sheet containing a lot of formulas and some graphs that the students should not have to memorize. This sheet will be used in the final exam.
A student recently send an e-mail asking whether he should print it out himself or will be given a copy upon taking the exam. Since I am not responsible for the exam or anything grading-related, this mail should have been addressed to the professor, since I can only guess (although I am fairly certain it would not be useful to let students bring the sheets themselves and thus giving them a chance to alter them).
Now how I see it, I have the following options:
- Forward the e-mail to my professor.
- Answer the student vaguely, recommending to mail the professor.
- Contact the professor; ask him what to do.
I’m unsure whether forwarding this mail would be appropriate. I’d also feel stupid for asking the professor about something that should be obvious.
Which of the outlined possibilities would be the most efficient, yet still appropriate way to go?