Teaching Assistants

  • The teacher of mandatory courses and in some cases elective courses may have help from teaching assistants (TA’s)
  • Most mandatory courses have the participants divided into classes with 20-25 students per class for so called “theoretical exercises”. In these cases 1 TA is assigned per class. In special cases the teacher may also have an additional administrative TA assigned.
  • For elective courses, TAs are only assigned if requested and based on negotiation
  • A TA is expected to work 70 hours per quarter (75 hours for non-phd students). This includes meeting the students in class, preparation, grading hand-ins, answering questions before the examination etc.
  • The teacher is expected to conduct weekly meetings with the TAs to ensure a common understanding of the goal of the exercise classes, rules for grading hand-ins, etc.