L&S Teaching Assistant/Grader Staffing and Expenditure Plans

This document guides you through the process of completing the L&S TA staffing and expenditure plans.

Each January, the College of Letters & Science begins a TA allocation and planning exercise for the upcoming academic year. As a part of that process, we request that each department with TAs and/or Graders complete a TA staffing and expenditure plan. This exercise is intended to help departments think about how best to deploy their TA and/or Grader resources, and will also help insure that plans are aligned with the department’s BSR. 

L&S TA/Grader Staffing Documents & Deadlines

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Detailed instructions for the TA & Grader Planning Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet is meant to be filled out in order. The list of courses on the ‘Dept Details’ worksheet will be referenced by the other worksheets.

1. Complete the information on the ‘Dept Details’ worksheet.
Update the worksheet with basic details at the top (department name, your name, etc.).2. List your TA and Grader positions on the 'TAs & Graders' worksheet.3. (Optional) Add additional information on the ‘Notes’ worksheet. This page can be used to explain the background of the TA positions or any other non-standard details, e.g., changes from previous years due to responses to enrollment patterns, new courses, etc.

4. Summary – Course. Please do not make changes; this page is informational only, and will display estimated salary costs by course.

5. Summary – Funding. Please do not make changes; this page is informational only, and will display estimated salary costs by funding type.

6. Calculations. Please do not make changes; this page is informational only, and displays the spreadsheet's automated salary calculations.

7. Upload

Contacts for L&S Administration

If you have questions about a particular potential request or about the TA/Reader Plans form, please be in touch with Associate Dean Shirin Malekpour.
If you have questions about your BSR, funding options, or TA 101 Budget, please be in touch with Mary Beth Roberts.

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