Computing Support is provided by ACMS and CSEHelp. Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) provides individual computing accounts to students and requires you to complete a Course Information Form (CINFO) for each undergraduate class you plan to teach. You will not have system support for your class if you forget to complete this form. Please contact their help desk at x44050 for assistance. CSEHelp provides additional course support (including the Moodle learning management system, course web pages and specialized lab support).
Teaching Assistants (TAs)
TA assignments are made by Paul Kube, Samira Khazai, and Julie Conner. They can help you with any questions regarding your TAs. You will probably have a mixture of graduate TAs and undergraduate tutors and readers. Julie can provide you with the names of your graduate TAs. A list of eligible undergraduate tutors/readers will be sent to during 8th week of the prior quarter. To be eligible, undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 90 units.
Graduate TA's with a 50% appointment should not work more than 20 hours per week and 10 hours per week with a 25% appointment; undergraduate tutors and readers should not work more than 19 hours per week (average is 10 hours per week) at their duties. TA's are assigned to perform the following duties:
- Attend departmental TA Training sessions
- Attend all your lectures (optional)
- Meet with their discussion sections or labs
- Hold two office hours/week. The offices available for this will be EBU3B B225, B240A, B250A, B260A, and B275. TA's sign up for office hours on sign-up sheets ulocated outside of the TA Offices.
- Proctor quizzes, exams, and finals
- Do any grading that you request
- Perform any special duties that you request pertinent to their teaching duties.
Tutors and readers are usually utilized to assist with TA's workload. Please note that tutors/readers should not work more than 19 hours/week, or 190 hours/quarter. All students interested in these positions must complete an Reader and Tutor Application.
A tutor assists the faculty member by providing instruction to individual students or small groups of students who require additionalhelp. A tutor, as needed, is expected to facilitate discussion sections, hold office hours and be accessible to students.
A reader assists the faculty member in grading of student papers, examinations and/or programs.
Enrollment & Add/Drop
Students register for courses during 6th week of the prior quarter. Pat Raczka can provide an estimate of how many students have enrolled for a course/section and give individual add/drop procedures to instructors regarding their class prior to the first day of classes.
Creating the CSE Schedule of Classes is started seven months before the start of the quarter. Requests for class time and day will be requested by Pat Raczka at this time. The rooms for lecture and discussion sections are scheduled centrally on campus. CSE research meetings and seminars will be scheduled in CSE Building conference rooms, contact Pat Raczka for assistance. The Friday during the 5th week prior to the quarter, course information is published on TritonLink. If you need to reserve additional rooms or make changes, please contact Pat Raczka. Rooms for review sessions, additional exam or make up exam rooms may also be arranged with Pat.
See Instructional Materials Services for an on-line guide for UCSD faculty regarding course materials.
Desk copies for instructors and TA's can be obtained from Angeline Villanueva. All book orders to the Bookstore must be arranged during the quarter prior to the quarter the books will be used.
Instructors usually request that the Undergraduate Library put a couple of books on reserve for students to check out. Please contact the Reserves department to put books on reserve. They would need the course number, estimated enrollment, book title, author and publisher.
Photocopying of Coursework
In an effort to cut down on costs, the department strongly encourages the use of Soft Reserves as much as possible for the distribution of course material. You can also use the copy machines located in EBU3B 2nd floor - in order to use these copy machines, you must have your UCSD ID card coded with the index number associated with your course. To do this, you must inform the appropriate faculty assistant to activate your card for this function. The Department also has a 24-hour turn-around policy for photocopying. Contact a departmental Instructional Support Assistant if you have additional questions.
Soft Reserves is a not-for-profit campus organization that duplicates and sells course materials to students at low cost. Any optional items that you wish to make available (i.e. handouts, sample exams, homework and exam solutions, reference materials) should be sent through Soft Reserves. The only exception to this is the course syllabus and exams which you can have reproduced at Imprints, by charging the course index number. Soft Reserves is located in the Old Student Center (near the Grove Cafe), and their phone number is x46256.
Note that the lead time for reproduction at Soft Reserves is quite long. For instance, course readers have to be turned in roughly 4 weeks prior to the first day of class. If you include material that is "copyrighted," the turnover time is 2 months.
Another problem with Soft Reserves is that they avoid being left with unsold copies. Thus, as a policy, they only prepare enough copies to satisfy the need of 80% of the enrollment for a particular course. We encourage you, therefore, to call Soft Reserves on the first day of class to inform them about your actual class size.
Instructor's Door Card
Instructor Door Cards are required for all those who are teaching a course. These cards include information on office hours, course schedule, etc. and must be posted outside the instructor's office. Templates are provided in Excel and PDF formats.