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Engineering Graduate Student Services - Roles and Responsabilities

 

Person or Entity

Academic Program

Graduate Research

Teaching Assistants

Graduate student

Each graduate student is responsible for their own academic program and progress, with oversight and approval from the faculty advisor and faculty committee.  (more information)

After an initial period during which basic information and skills are acquired, each graduate student is in charge of their own research project(s), with oversight and approval from the faculty advisor, and supervising lab personnel, if any. (more information)

Each Teaching Assistant shall be available during the service dates listed on the appointment; attend all course lectures and conduct all laboratory and/or discussion sections or as required by the instructor; attend at all TA meetings; proctor all exams including midterms and final exams; grade homework, papers, and/or examinations as assigned by the instructor; schedule at least two fixed office hours per week (or one for 25% TAs) open to all students in the course; conduct other instructionally related duties in support of the instructor; and participate in required orientations and ongoing TA training workshops

Key websites and documents

·     my.ucmerced.edu

·     Graduate group policies & procedures

·     Graduate group website

·     Grad Div forms and publications

·     Grad Student Rights and Responsibilities

·     UCM Graduate Advisor's Handbook

·     Registrar policies

·      295 Graduate Research syllabus

·      Research (GSR) workplan

·      research.ucmerced.edu

     

·     Course syllabus

·     Appointment letter and assignment memo

·     ENGR instructor handout

·     ucmcrops.ucmerced.edu

·     CRTE TA support services

·     TA union contract

Primary supervision

1.    Faculty advisor

2.    Faculty committee (see grad group policies & procedures)

1.    Principle investigator (usually the faculty advisor)

2.    Lab manager, if any

1.   Instructor of record

2.   Other instructional staff, if any

Primary administration and oversight

1.    Graduate Group

2.    Graduate Division

3.    Academic Senate

·      Office of Research

·      Schoolof Engineering

·     School of Engineering

ENG graduate programs staff

·   Help maintain academic records

·   Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers, and services

·      Coordinate hiring of GSRs

·      Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers, and services

·      Coordinate hiring of TAs

·      Provide links and referrals to relevant procedures, policies, decision-makers, and services

Supporting administration and services

·   Registrarand Student's First Center

·   Cashierand Student Business Services

Advisory resources