Most Social Ecology doctoral students are funded by Teaching Assistantships (TA). The average TA position is 50% or 20 hours per week. A summary of useful information, including eligibility requirements, union representation, and benefits, can be found on the Graduate Division website.
UCI CANVAS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS
QUARTERLY TA ASSIGNMENT LISTS
Quarterly TA assignments are posted prior to the start of each quarter (fall, winter, & spring), and updated as needed.
FACULTY TA REQUEST AND MANDATORY STUDENT SUPPORT FORM
Prior to the start of each quarter (fall, winter, & spring), faculty and students are asked to provide their requests and schedules via the Social Ecology Faculty TA Request Form and Mandatory Student Support Form. The Director of Graduate Affairs will remind doctoral students and faculty when the forms are made available online. It is important to note that Teaching Assistant requests and assignments are made at the department level. For questions, please contact your department graduate student services staff member.
SPRING 2024 TA EMPLOYMENT DEADLINES:
Mandatory Graduate Student Support Form: Deadline: February 19, Monday
Faculty TA Request Form: Deadline: February 19, Monday
Initial Posting for Spring 2024 TA Assignments: February 26, Monday
Final Edits for TA Assignments and Posting: March 4, Monday
TA NOTIFICATION LETTERS
Quarterly TA appointment notification letters are provided below, and are updated each academic year. This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. For information regarding that agreement, and other benefits concerning this appointment, please see the UCI-AP-60 letter.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE (UCI-AP-60 Document)
Teaching Assistants are paid once per month. For the 2023-2024 pay period and check disbursement schedule, use the link below.
Summer Session Assistantships
In fall quarter of each regular academic year, the Department Graduate Coordinators send out a call for Summer Session teaching applications. This is an opportunity for eligible doctoral students to gain teaching experience by serving as the instructor of record for a summer course. Summer Session teaching application forms are not available on this website, but are provided with the call for nominations/applications. A summary of eligibility and key points is provided below (additional eligibility requirements may apply):
- After relevant department Vice Chairs or Chairs approve proposed summer session course offerings, the Summer Session Office reviews the proposal. Ultimately, the Summer Session Office makes the final aprpoval and the School is unable to guarantee positions.
- Faculty will have first priority to serve as the instructor of record for courses.
- Only doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy are permitted to teach upper-division courses.
- Only doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, or have completed a previous masters degree, are permitted to teach lower-division courses.
- In no circumstance will doctoral students be approved to teach upper-division writing courses.
In Spring quarter of each regular academic year, Department Graduate Coordinators send out a call for Summer Session Teaching Assistant applications. This is an opportunity for eligible doctoral students to be provided with additional summer funding. A summary of eligibility and key points is provided below (additional eligibility requirements may apply). Please note that summer Teaching Assistant positions do not count towards any maximum:
- Summer session Teaching Assistant assignments are determined at the department level, and there is a chance that some applicants may not be placed in a TA position.
- The Summer Session Office hires Teaching Assistants.
- The TA to student ratio for summer session courses is 1:35 (1:25 for upper-division writing courses).
- Students cannot be assigned to a course until enrollment reaches 35.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing.
- Applicants must have a GPA of 3.1 or higher, with no more than 2 incomplete grades.
- Summer Teaching Assistant appointments do not count towards the total quarters of TA eligibility as defined by UC Irvine.
Use this form to request a room to hold discussion sections, review sessions, special meetings, or overflow rooms during the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Summer Session Teaching Assistants should contact the Summer Session Office. Requests will be sent to your department's Schedule of Classes Coordinator.
Currently, all department scantron exams are graded/processed at the UCI Academic Testing Center (ATC). The UCI ATC is located in the Anteater Instruction and Research Building (AIRB). Instructors wishing to use ATC scanning services are required to read the ATC First Time User Guide and will need to submit an ATC Request Form (and account to charge) for each batch of scans. Please see your department administration for more information.
UCI's Academic Testing Center (ATC) has updated their Scantron Scanning Guide for Social Ecology. The guide is available through the link below.