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A graduate grading teaching assistant (TA) in chemistry is responsible for the grading of homework, quizzes and exams for a specific chemistry course.  TA's are generally expected to proctor all lecture quizzes and exams, and attend any other meetings scheduled by the course instructor. The TA is required to be familiar enough with all concepts and calculations involved in a class in order to accurately grade that material. The TA is required to input and maintain an accurate grade record. Grading assignments are given at 0.50 graders per class of ~100 students. When possible, grading TAs are assigned to one large lecture course and one moderately sized course. The assignments are adjusted up or down to accommodate special course demands; e.g. class size, upper-level courses, special instructor needs. Graders are responsible for learning all background and lecture material necessary for accurate grading of homework, quizzes and exams at the instructor’s discretion.

Job Responsibilities Description
Proctoring   Proctoring quizzes and
exams for two courses as needed.
Office Hours Tutoring-style office hours
Staff Meetings  Discussion of class
material at the Instructors’ discretion.
Grading Generally** involves grading for two courses such that each course gets one 0.50 grader per ~84 students.

*It should be noted that for upper level courses the hours of preparation required generally increases.

**Numbers given for student enrollments are generalized and may vary slightly depending on the type of course.

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