Getting Started   >   People Who Can Help

You're not alone out there. There are people in the department who are here to help you out. Here are some of the ones you should know.

The Head TA. Whenever you have a question regarding your duties as a TA or as a graduate student, feel free to ask me, , the Head TA. I've been around for a while, so even if I don't have an answer for you, I can probably point you in the right direction. I am also a good person to talk to when you are having issues with a professor regarding your workload, concerns about another TA you are working with, or problems with a student. It should be emphasized that part of my job is to be an advocate for you. So if you're unhappy for some reason related to TAing, I'd like to know. Maybe I can help.

The Faculty Advisor for TA Training. is the member of the faculty who looks out for you guys during your fledgling first year. Suggestions and questions about the behind-the-scenes machinations of the department's official teaching operations can be addressed to him.

The Front Desk. The good folks at the Front Desk are the people to talk to when you need specific information regarding the people enrolled in or grading for your class. They can supply you with the books and supplies you need for your TA assignments, and they can reserve rooms for you for study sessions and the like.

The Graduate Coordinator. No one knows more about the inner workings of the department than . She can answer just about any question concerning your enrollment status, your fees and salary, your departmental TA evaluations, etc. At the very least, you will need to stop in by her office once a quarter to sign one of these evaluations.

The Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs. is the faculty member who deals exclusively in the day-to-day machinations of graduate life -- and not just the TA portion of it. If your queries to the above sources have fallen on deaf ears, you may take up your questions, comments, or complaints with .

For contact info see the department directory.