The College of
Graduate Student (T/A’s) and Adjunct Laboratory Teaching Assignments
Typical assignments are one or two courses per semester until
requirements are complete.
100 level courses ___ contact hours
200-300 level courses ___ contact hours
T/A – Adjunct Instructor Responsibilities
1. All new T/A’s and Adjuncts are required to attend a pre course
session with the course leader. During this meeting teaching
strategies for each experiment will be outlined, and an
introduction to the grading system and safety issues will be
2. All T/A’s and Adjuncts assigned to a course for the first time are
required to attend a pre-course session with the CLT preparing
the course. During this session all of the experiments for that
course will be explained, and most will be demonstrated.
3. All T/A’s and adjuncts must attend meetings called by the course
leader during the semester
4. Accurate written records must be kept for the attendance of all
registered students, submission and receipt of pre laboratory
outlines, and collection of post lab data for final report.
5. Discussion at the beginning of each laboratory session must
include safety considerations related to the day’s experiment
(chemical hazards and waste determination) followed by a brief
discussion on the theoretical aspects (concepts and calculations)
of the experiment.
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6. Instructors are to approve each student’s experiment (prior to
heating, addition of reactant, etc.), and are required to monitor
student progress on each experiment. Advise students of proper
technique. The entire class will complete all parts of the
experiment unless the instructor indicates otherwise
7. Use of safety goggles is required by all students performing work
in the laboratory. Students not registered for the course running
are prohibited from performing work in the laboratory.
8. Return the laboratory to a clean neat condition similar to the start
of the session.
9. Instructors are to assign post lab questions for the experiment
completed and pre lab questions for the next week.
10. All are to arrive to the lab session in a timely fashion and to
start the lab session on time. There are no make up experiments
without authorization from the course leader, the instructor, and