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Course Assistant

Course Assistant (CA):  CAs assist the faculty member who has primary responsibility for a course.  Duties vary, but may include the following:

  • Writing solutions to problem sets and exams, grading problem sets and exams; returning graded problem sets and exams in a timely manner -- no more than a week after the problem set or exam is completed.
  • Assisting in the preparation of lecture materials.
  • Holding office hours.

CAs are 25% or 30% appointments. These positions do not count towards the three-quarter TA requirement for graduate students in Physics.