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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Teaching Assistants

Requesting a Teaching Assistant

For classes that have budgets approved with a status of TA Pending, a graduate teaching assistant may be selected once enrollment has reached the required minimum (typically, 15 or more students). The TA’s compensation will be based on experience and the guidelines established in the provost-approved Faculty Policy and Salary Schedule.

Generally, TAs are graduate students. In rare cases, undergraduate students may be assigned as Student Services Assistants to support teaching staff. Undergraduates are hired under hourly appointments, and time submission is to be monitored by the departments. For the College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate assistants assigned in lieu of a TA must be approved by the college.

Contact your department's course budget administrator to submit the proposed TA in the SCE budget system.

Teaching Assistant Resources

The Center for Teaching Innovation offers a central place where teaching assistants can go for insight and assistance with their teaching responsibilities. All graduate students are encouraged to explore the resources on the CTI website and to visit the office on the fourth floor of the Computing and Communication Center (CCC).