Friday, March 13, 2020

Apply to be a CSE 1001 teaching assistant by Sunday, March 29

CSE is looking for student teaching assistants for the CSE 1001 first-year experience class during fall 2020. Apply by Sunday, March 29, for these paid, part-time positions.
TA for CSE 1001!

CSE is looking for students to be teaching assistants (TAs) for the CSE 1001 first-year experience class during fall 2020. These are paid, part-time positions.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must be:
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Science and Engineering
  • Registered for a minimum of six credits (excludes Adult Special students) and in good academic standing
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred candidates will:
  • Be undergraduate CSE students who have successfully completed CSE 1001;
  • Be knowledgable of University and college and peer support services including academic advising, career counseling, study abroad, undergraduate research, student organizations, and more;
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills (written and spoken);
  • Have cross-cultural competency and a desire to engage in work on Student Development Outcomes both for personal growth and in support of first-year students;
  • Attend College Day activities during Welcome Week, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.
About the Job

This position will assist with the course CSE 1001 First Year Experience, which covers resources and strategies for college success including values and major exploration, student engagement, career and internship preparation, ethics, academic integrity, appreciation of differences, and more.

TAs are responsible and accountable for assignment grading, one-to-one appointments with students, and other in- and out-of-class duties including leading class presentations and discussions. TAs work independently and interdependently through unsupervised and autonomous work outside of class meetings as well as collaborative work with the course instructor during class meetings. TAs act as a mentor and resource for approximately 40 new first-year students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

Teaching assistants will be scheduled for a minimum of two hours per week—one hour in class and one office hour held jointly with the course instructor.  Most TAs reported between two to eight hours on average each week during the fall 2019 semester. Thirty-six sections are scheduled during the following times:
  • Mondays 8-8:50 a.m., 9:05-9:55 a.m., 2:30-3:20 p.m., 3:35-4:25 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 8-8:50 a.m., 9:05-9:55 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., 2:30-3:20 p.m., 3:35-4:25 p.m., 4:40-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 8-8:50 a.m., 9:05-9:55 a.m., 2:30-3:20 p.m., 3:35-4:25 p.m., 4:40-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8-8:50 a.m., 9:05-9:55 a.m., 10:10-11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., 12:20-1:10 p.m., 1:25-2:15 p.m.
The application deadline is Sunday, March 29. The position will be open and posted on Monday, March 16. To view the position and apply, visit

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