CGS 2100/CGS 2060 TA Orientation - Florida State University

CGS 2100/CGS 2060 TA Orientation - Florida State University

Dr. David A. Gaitros Research Associate [email protected] 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 1 Eligibility Requirements Full time graduate student in Computer Science Student in Good Standing (3.0 GPA or higher) Making progress towards a degree program Assigned as a Graduate Teaching Assistant Perform you TA duties in an acceptable manner If English is not your native language, you can get more information at:

http://cies.fsu.edu/SPEAK%20Test%20Informatio n.htm 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 2 Levels of Instruction 1. Grader -a program specific statement of standards for graders 2. Proctor for Computerized Exams and Laboratories -undergraduate majoring in the discipline -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent -supervision by the faculty member teaching the course 3. Lab section -undergraduate majoring in the discipline -specific instruction in laboratory demonstration -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below)

-direct supervision by senior lab assistant /or faculty member in the teaching discipline -planned and periodic evaluations of the teaching assistant 4. Recitation/discussion section -undergraduate degree in discipline or related field -some graduate work completed or enrolled for -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below) -direct supervision by faculty member in the teaching discipline -planned and periodic evaluations of the teaching assistant 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 3 Levels of Instruction 5. Lower-level course director -18 hours of graduate work in teaching discipline -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent PIE workshop on

Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below) -student participation in a teaching in the discipline course or equivalent departmental orientation -direct supervision by faculty member in the teaching discipline -planned and periodic evaluations of the teaching assistant 6. Liberal studies course director -18 hours of graduate work in teaching discipline -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below) -student participation in a teaching in the discipline course or equivalent departmental orientation -direct supervision by faculty member in the teaching discipline -planned and periodic evaluations of the teaching assistant 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 4

Levels of Instruction 7. Upper-level non-major non-liberal studies course director -Master's degree or equivalent -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below) -student participation in a teaching in the discipline course or equivalent departmental orientation -direct supervision by faculty member in the teaching discipline -planned and periodic evaluations of the teaching assistant 8. Upper-level major course director -Master's degree or equivalent -enrolled in doctoral level course work and strongly encouraged to have completed two semesters of doctoral level course work -PIE fall conference or departmental equivalent -PIE workshop on Sexual Harassment or equivalent (see below) -student participation in a teaching in the discipline course or equivalent departmental orientation 8/20/2009

Dr. David A. Gaitros 5 Speak Test Requirements A score of 50 or higher in the Speak test or 26 or higher on the IBTOEFL certifies the person to teach at any level. A score of 45 or higher is needed for level 12, and 3-4 if you are enrolled in a class in the Center for Intensive English Studies. The Department will give you a grace period of one semester to fulfill this requirement. Most positions in Computer Literacy are graders. 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 6

Ta Duties Assigned positions Graders (Everyone will grade some) - minimal English skill requirements. Grade all assignments and exams students. Full time graders will handle about 120 students. Assign range of students to graders alphabetically by last name . Help Desk Personnel - Field email questions and blogs. Answer emails from [email protected] and [email protected] Help Center Personnel - Help students in person in MCH Computer Lab. Test Administrators - Give online and classroom students

exams. Two TAs in each testing room. Administrative Assistant Assistant Instructor 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 7 You must have: FSU ID Card FSUID account (email) Access to BlackBoard (campus.fsu.edu) Knowledge and use of MS Windows XP/Vista A select few should know MAC OS Knowledge of MS Office 2007/2008 A place to work and/or your own computer and internet connectivity

8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 8 To Do: Send me ([email protected]) the following items NOW! Your full name as it appears in the FSU Registrar System. If this is your first time with Computer Literacy Your FSU ID Card Number (Allows me to give you access to rooms) Your FSUID email account Your Fall 09 Schedule Any other times when you may not be available for work or meetings.

8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 9 New TAs assigned this term: Must have attended the Pi conference. Must attend a CS Department TA Training Session on BlackBoard conducted by me. Must complete ALL four assignments in CGS2060/CGS2100 and have them graded by one of your peers (fellow new TAs) before the due date of each assignment. 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros

10 TA Duties Read email everyday (my emails are a priority) Answer student emails promptly Read announcements on Blackboard. Grade assignments as soon as they are posted. Notify students if the assignment is blank or corrupted. Clear the attempt and allow them to resubmit if it is before the deadline. ALL Assignments must be graded within 7 work days of the due date ( not counting weekends). Attend Department/Course meetings especially with me. 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros

11 Last Slide Office assignments are coming. In the mean time I will expect you to either use your own computer or use the Lab in MCH 3rd Floor. Any questions? 8/20/2009 Dr. David A. Gaitros 12

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