TA and Grader Responsibilities

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A Teaching Assistant (TA) is an academically qualified and registered graduate student in full-time residence chosen for excellent scholarship and for promise as a teacher, who is assigned to assist in the delivery of instruction under the active tutelage and supervision of a faculty member. The majority of graduate students who perform instructional functions are assigned to the Teaching Assistant title.

Responsibilities include assisting the supervising faculty member by conducting discussion, laboratory, or quiz sections that supplement faculty lectures; and by grading assignments or examinations. TeachingAssistants may provide input into the development of assignments or exams, and hold office hours. No prior teaching experience is required for appointment. 

A Reader / Grader is an academically qualified and registered graduate student (or a qualified undergraduate student when graduate students are not available) employed as a course assistant.  
Responsibilities generally include the grading of homework, papers, laboratory reports, or examinationsand the holding of office hours to respond to students' questions about such assignments. A Reader will not be given the responsibilities customarily assigned to Teaching Assistants.