Roles and Responsibilities

Engineering Roles and Responsibilities

Person or Entity

Academic Program

Graduate Research

Teaching Assistant

Graduate Student Each graduate student is responsible for his or her own academic program and progress, with oversight and approval from the faculty advisor and faculty committee. More information After an initial period during which basic information and skills are acquired, each graduate student is in charge of his or her own research project(s), with oversight and approval from the faculty advisor and supervising lab personnel, if any. More information Each teaching assistant shall be available during the service dates listed on the appointment; attend all course lectures and conduct all laboratory and/or discussion sections or as required by the instructor; attend all TA meetings; proctor all exams including midterms and final exams; grade homework, papers and/or examinations as assigned by the instructor; schedule at least two fixed office hours per week (or one for 25 percent TAs) open to all students in the course; conduct other instructionally related duties in support of the instructor; and participate in required orientations and ongoing TA training workshops
Key websites and documents
Primary supervision
  1. Faculty advisor
  2. Faculty committee (see grad group policies and procedures)
  1. Principle investigator (usually the faculty advisor)
  2. Lab manager, if any
  1. Instructor of record
  2. Other instructional staff, if any
Primary administration and oversight
  1. Graduate Group
  2. Graduate Division
  3. Academic Senate
Engineering graduate programs staff
  • Help maintain academic records
  • Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers and services
  • Coordinate hiring of GSRs
  • Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers and services
  • Coordinate hiring of TAs
  • Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers and services
Supporting administration and services
Advisory resources

 

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