Teaching Assistants and Markers

The following chart describes the two types of teaching support positions employed in the Faculty of Computer Science: Markers and Teaching Assistants.




Teaching Assistants (TAs)


Markers             

Valid use of time:

  • may interact with students
  • run labs and tutorials
  • administrative meetings
  • assessment testing and development
  • technology training
  • additional support
  • do not usually interact with students
  • evaluate student work product
  • edit closed captioning
  • attend coordination meetings


Invalid use of time:

TAs are not paid to mark at the TA rate.

*If a TA will also be marking for a course, they will be paid at the Marker rate for those hours they spend marking.

Markers do not provide further feedback to students.  

Hours

Fixed hours-per-term packages set by the collective agreement: 25 hours, 35, 45, 65, 90, 110, or 130 Non-binding and unlimited  

Hiring restrictions

Full-time students may not work more than 130 TA hours per term at Dalhousie None

Ratio guidelines

20 to 60 students per TA, depending on duties and TA experience 1.5 to 2 hours/student/term

Pay

Hourly rate as stated in the current CUPE collective agreement:
$24.41 per hour
Hourly rate as stated in the current CUPE collective agreement:
$16.61 per hour
 


**Teaching Assistants and Markers are governed by the CUPE Collective Agreement.