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Questions concerning the use of graduate students as course instructors, usually under the supervision of a faculty member.

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According to the professor, the marker should solve students' marking issues There you have it. Yes, meeting with students and explaining your reasoning is one of your job duties. Even good grade …
answered Jul 1 by cag51
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....one can also just add the extra money that would've gone to the GTA's salary to the student's stipend. I think there is a miscommunication about where the stipend comes from. In most cases, t …
answered Jul 19 by cag51
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Some classes are more about the skills than the material. For example, I was once a TA for astronomy 1, despite never having taken astronomy -- but I knew the math, physics, problem solving, etc., and …
answered Mar 31 '18 by cag51
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I can't tell quite what your concern is, so I'll address both. Is it OK for a non-professor to write solutions and design a rubric? In my experience (large US universities, STEM), this is extremely …
answered Oct 27 '18 by cag51
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From what you say, it does seem like you did nothing wrong and were nonetheless fired. I would call this an "injustice", but I can't see where anything bad happened to you. Your post-doc contract w …
answered Aug 5 by cag51
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TAing is great, but it's a law of diminishing returns. If you have never been a TA, or have only done so once, you may well want to do so again. Having something concrete to point to when the discus …
answered Aug 10 by cag51
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Would it be ethical to express these sentiments of admiration and gratitude to them during their office hours? Of course. I would wait until the course, and the grades, are finalized, though. Con …
answered Jul 20 by cag51
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Your letter seems perfectly polite. My one critique is that I'm not clear what you're asking for. Just to get your record updated? A larger assignment going forward? More money for the hours you put i …
answered Jan 1 by cag51