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Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Appointment Priorities
Effective June 22, 2016
Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).
Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor-Marker is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).
In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Maker positions, the department will also take into account the following:
- Amount of financial support offered on admission to the graduate program;
- Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience, research interests, courses taken) and applicant preferences;
- Employment evaluations;
- Instructor requests;
- Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in her/his field of study.
If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.
Failure to give timely acceptance may result in loss of priority for the semester. In the Department of Geography, timely acceptance of an offer is (1) week.