Responsibilities of Teaching Assistants
We have 3 types of Teaching Assistants:
1- Regular Teaching Assistants
Guide students through daily tutorials and assist in their research projects.
Responsible for a pod of students (~15).
Direct video contact during the 4.5 hours.
Daily 1.5 hours to help students with their projects.
2- Project Teaching Assistants
Guide and help several project groups (~7).
Specialize in at least one of the data sets or projects that students can work on.
Typically meet with each of their groups every 1-2 days for 1-2h at a time.
3- Lead Teaching Assistants
Have additional leadership responsibilities, such as advising teaching assistants, managing teaching assistant absences, and guiding less experienced TAs on content.
Have to dedicate an extra week beyond the regular TA preparation to become familiar with several days of NMA content.
All Teaching Assistants will undergo teaching assistant training, which includes material to prepare beforehand and attending two sessions before the course.
Expectations from Teaching Assistants
Teaching assistants facilitate problem-based learning and provide support and guidance to students
They aim to promote critical thinking, growth, and engagement in students
Compensation and Benefits for Teaching Assistants
Teaching assistants who are eligible will receive a stipend
By request, all teaching assistants can receive a teaching letter of support. This is a templated letter that describes the roles and responsibilities of our TAs.
They have access to training material and can ask content questions during the course
They can deepen their knowledge and ask questions directly to world-expert lecturers
All TAs will receive a certificate available after the course in their Portal account.
Expertise and Requisites Required for Teaching Assistants:
Fundamental background in the course topic (computational neuroscience, deep learning, or climate science).
Proficiency in Python.
Completion of an undergraduate degree.
Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Acceptance of the terms of agreement and time commitment.