First time Tutors are considered Undergraduate Instructional Apprentices (UGIAs). UGIAs must enroll in Chemistry 195, a weekly Teaching Apprentice Training Seminar (see Schedule of Classes). At the seminar, they will receive a Teaching Apprentice Handbook. Readers are not required to enroll in CHEM 195.
Tutors/UGIAs: A Tutor or UGIA serves as an assistant in an undergraduate course under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty instructor is responsible for the course content and for maintaining the overall quality of instruction, including supervision of the Tutor/UGIA. The purpose of the apprenticeship is to learn the methodology of teaching through actual practice in a regularly scheduled course.
Expectations for Satisfactory Performance. At the first instructor-Tutor meeting for the course (attendance mandatory), instructors will outline the actual Tutor duties for their course. More information about responsibilities are covered in CHEM 195. However, the duties typically required of all Tutors/UGIAs are:
Reader: A Reader assists a course instructor by proctoring exams and by grading homework, reports, papers, and/or exams.
Performance Evaluations and Standards. Tutors/UGIAs are evaluated by the instructor of the course and by the students they teach. Tutors/UGIAs can access their evaluations at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Evals. More information on performance standards is provided at the Teaching Apprentice Training Seminar affiliated with Chemistry 195.
A typical Tutor/UGIA assignment is a 25% appointment, or a total workload of 110 hours over 12 weeks. Most of these hours are accrued in the 10-week quarter and finals week (see Schedule of Classes ). Depending on the needs of a specific course, instructors will inform Tutors/UGIAs of the need to work hours in the pre-quarter week.
Reader assignments vary, but the maximum assignment is a 25% appoinment.