Some faculty will begin interviewing and hiring during this semester, but hiring will continue to hire through the first week of classes at least.
CS Department TA Hiring Policy:
1) Students with prior experience being a TA for the CS department (either for pay, credit, or volunteer) will be hired for pay whenever possible. Students can opt to add credit or volunteer extra hours if they so wish, but it is our goal to pay all returning TAs.
2) Students with no prior experience being a TA for the CS department should sign up for 1 credit of CS 2910 after being hired, which will account for 3 hours of TA effort per week for the semester. Faculty have the option of paying new TAs for work beyond these 3 hours if funds permit.
3) Students are allowed to TA for more than one course if they are given more than one offer.
4) If a student accepts a second TA position (either in our department or without), it is the student's responsibility to inform both professors of their intention.
5) The student must declare which position takes priority in the case of conflicting events (grading parties, office hours, meetings, etc.) and what the distribution of hours and duties will be for the two classes. The professor has the right to withdraw any employment offer after the student makes this declaration.
6) TAs can work over 10 hours per week on TAing duties if the hours are needed and available. Students must have one of the hiring professors send an email copying a) Dean Harriott, b) Beth Shannon, and c) other CS hiring faculty requesting permission to go over 10, but no more than 20, total hours working at the University.
CS 2910 - CS Education Practicum will not have set meeting times like other courses. It will be flexible to work with your schedule. Note that brand new TAs to the department should take this course; returning TAs may take it again if they prefer credit to pay. Note also that CS 2910 (CS Education Practicum, taken by TAs) ≠ CS 2190 (Computer Science Seminar, taken by 2nd-year BSCS majors).