How to Apply
Any grad student who will not have a full RA appointment (or other funding) in a given quarter should register and apply for a TA position.
If you are unsure whether you will need to TA (e.g. you're still trying to secure an RA position), you should fill out a TA application. You may withdraw your application at any time during the TA registration period by going to the registration page of the TA website and unchecking the box that says "I wish to TA <upcoming quarter>,<year>" or by emailing the TA Coordinator requesting a release.
Students and faculty should assume that releases from TA assignments will not be granted after the preliminary TA assignments have been posted.
The TA sign-up procedure is a three-step process (be sure to complete all three steps!). When ready to use the online TA signup form (below), be sure to have your CSENetID at hand and follow these steps:
1. REGISTER: Indicate your wish to TA for the current quarter and list your general areas of interest. (Important: Be sure to check the box that says "I wish to TA <upcoming quarter>,<year>".)
2. APPLY: Update data about your qualifications so that instructors can more easily find the best qualified TAs.
3. EDIT/ESTABLISH COURSE PREFERENCES: List your TA preferences for individual courses.
- Your individual course preferences will be initialized to values consistent with your course category preferences (Theory, Systems, Graphics, etc.). You may adjust these values at any time until the application deadline. Course instructors can see only your general areas of interest when submitting their own preferences for TAs. Since some courses (CSE 332, 351, 373, etc.) may not fit neatly into a single area, paying close attention to how you rank each individual course will improve your chances of getting the best match for your and the instructors' preferences.
- Graduate TAs are generally expected to attend lectures and lead 2 quiz sections (if any) for a course they wish to TA. Please pay special attention to whether you have a schedule time conflict with any course, and rank any course with '-1' if a major conflict exists (partial conflicts with lecture times are usually acceptable). Exceptions are sometimes made for students who have previously TA'd for that course or who have made prior arrangements with an instructor. Contact Pim if you have any questions about this.
Proceed to the TA sign-up page (CSENetID required).
(Non-CSE students who have a UWNetID can sign up here.)
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