UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
IN COMPUTER SCIENCES
1. Undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) in CS typically grade homework assignments and projects, hold office hours, conduct laboratory or PSO sessions, and perform clerical and administrative tasks. Specific duties are determined by the supervisor.
2. The amount of time required varies with the course but you may not generate overtime charges for the department without the prior authorization by W. J. Gorman (wjg@cs) in writing or by e-mail. Overtime pay is required when an employee works more than 40 hours in a week or more than eight hours in a day for the University.
3. Any guarantee of a minimum number of hours per week or per any other period is invalid without the explicit approval of W. J. Gorman in writing or by e-mail.
4. You must report all conflicts of interest in writing or by e-mail to your supervisor and to W. J. Gorman promptly. In particular, if you are aware that a roommate, friend, relative, or business associate of yours or any other person of particular interest to you is in the course, you must make that known. ("Course" includes all sections that are in any way coordinated.) Your supervisor will attempt to arrange your duties to avoid opportunities for wrongdoing. This serves for the protection of all parties involved.
Failure to disclose a conflict is a serious breach of ethics and a basis for both termination and disciplinary action.
5. You may not work as a tutor or in any similar capacity for the benefit of a student enrolled in a course in which you are assisting, unless the material involved is unrelated to the course. ("Course" includes all sections that are in any way coordinated.)
6. Your appointment is subject to the approval of Sandra Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the approval of your proposed supervisor.
7. Before you begin working, you must obtain from the CS Business Office the timecards for the position for which you are hired. This is particularly important if you have not proved your eligibility to work, as required by federal law. You may not be paid for services rendered earlier.
8. You must submit your timecards on time.
9. If you have been found guilty of academic dishonesty at Purdue, you are not eligible to be hired as a UTA in CS.