Topic: teaching assistants

TAs in the CS department received a raise this semester. The department’s UTA budget has been strained in recent years due to the growth of the CS concentration, which became the largest at the University in 2017.

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Computer science department raises teaching assistant wages

October 8, 2019 0 comments

The computer science department increased wages this semester for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants and Head Teaching Assistants by 10 percent and 15 percent respectively.

Letter: Public condemnation by CS HTAs further isolates students

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Public condemnation by CS HTAs further isolates students

September 8, 2019 0 comments

To the Editor: As a computing education researcher, a teaching assistant and, most importantly, an equal member of the CS community, I was deeply dismayed by the April 25 letter by Head Teaching Assistants for CSCI 0150: “Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science.”

CS department hires Ethics TAs

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CS department hires Ethics TAs

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Last spring, the Department of Computer Science announced the inaugural hiring of 10 Ethics Teaching Assistants, who will  develop and deliver curricula around ethics and society in five of the department’s largest courses. 

Columns, Opinions

Savello ’18: Rethinking TA sections

March 16, 2018 0 comments

As is natural for a second-semester senior, I have begun to reflect on my academic endeavors and evaluate which experiences I’ve found valuable at Brown — and which ones I’ve found not so valuable. Out of all of my experiences, I’ve found mandatory TA-led discussion sections the most in need of improvement.

Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

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Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

January 24, 2018 0 comments

As computer science becomes increasingly popular, paying all of its undergraduate teaching assistants has become a challenge for the department.

Letter: Undergrad teaching program needs reform

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Undergrad teaching program needs reform

December 1, 2017 0 comments

An article regarding the pay system for neuroscience TAs made an impression on many within and outside of NEUR 0010.

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Neuroscience TAs face unclear expectations with hourly based pay

November 27, 2017 0 comments

Undergraduate TAs in the neuroscience department are not allowed to work more than 84 hours during the semester, which averages to six hours per week.