TA Resource Page

The History TA Resource Page is intended as a resource space for History Department TAs and Professors.


TA Workload Form (Allocation of Hours Form)

Link to Download: TA Workload Summary Form (Fall & Winter Term)
Link to Download: TA Workload Summary (Summer Term)

Instructions for Professors

An allocation of hours form must be completed for each employee. One copy must be placed in the employment file of the employee and one copy given to the employee.

  1. Please fill out the TA Anticipated Workload Summary (Allocation of Hours Form),
  2. Meet with your TA(s) to discuss your workload expectations, and;
  3. Email a copy (hist.grad@ubc.ca) of the form to the History Graduate Student Support for the TA’s employee file.

Sample TA Workload Form

General Information about TA Workload Form (Allocation of Hours)

(From: https://cupe2278.ca/how-we-help/hours/allocation-of-hours-form/)

As per Article 12.02(a) of our Collective Agreement, at the beginning of the term, all instructors are required to provide their TAs with an itemized allocation of hours for the term. This form documents the allocation of hours anticipated to be assigned to the Teaching Assistant for the duties itemized below. You, the TA, and the instructor of your course should keep a copy of this form for your own records.

The purpose of this form is to help both the TA and instructor allot adequate time for the duties of the TA. It is a tool to help plan the term and should facilitate discussion between the TA and instructor. It will also delineate reasonable expectations for the course. This form recognizes that courses can evolve over the length of a term and supports ongoing discussion between the instructor and the TA as to the ongoing allocation of hours.

Additional Notes about History Department TA Workload Form

A. For New TAs only: In-Service Training/TA workshops.

All new TAs are required to participate in one cycle of the History Department's TA Training Program.

Number of Hours to Allocate on TA Workload:

  • Please refer to the TA Orientation/Workshop Schedule below (Item #2), or;
  • Contact the TA Director.

The TA Orientation Day, and TA Workshops is scheduled by the TA Director in the summer session before the academic year begins in September.  The schedule will be updated on the TA Resource Page as soon as it is available.

B. Vacation Hours

Number of Hours to Allocate on TA Workload:

  • All TAs have some vacation hours: 8 hours per term (4-months), prorated for smaller appointments.

C. Online Anti-Bullying Training (Certificate)

Number of Hours to Allocate on TA Workload:

  • For new TAs only: 0.5 hours

All new TAs are required to complete the online anti-bullying training within the first two weeks from the start of their very first teaching assistantship.  Training consists of an online presentation and a small quiz.  Upon completion, students must email a copy of the completion certificate to the graduate student support (hist.grad@ubc.ca).   If students have completed this previously, they do not need to take it again.

D. Online Privacy Fundamentals Training (Certificate)

Number of Hours to Allocate on TA Workload:

  • For new TAs only: 0.5 hours

All new TAs are required to complete the online Privacy Matters training within the first two weeks from the start of their very first teaching assistantship.  Training consists of an online presentation and a small quiz.  Upon completion, students must email a copy of the completion certificate to the graduate student support (hist.grad@ubc.ca).   If students have completed this previously, they do not need to take it again.

The TA Orientation Day, and TA Workshops is scheduled by the TA Director in the summer session before the academic year begins in September. The schedule will be updated on the TA Resource Page as soon as it is available.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the TA Director.

In Progress

This section is "In Progress"  Jason Wu will notify new TAs when the checklist is ready.

Checklist for new TA Setup

  • item 1 - Setting up your TAship
  • item 2 - TA Workload Form
  • item 3 - TA Office
  • item 4 - Set up ubc email to be used for professional capacity
  • item 5 - Online TA Training Modules

 

Online Training Modules (Mandatory):

There will be two online training modules to complete as new employees of UBC.

1) Online Anti-Bullying Training (~30 mins)

 Legislation by the British Columbia Workers Compensation Act requires all UBC students employed by the university to receive online training about workplace bullying and harassment policies and requirements on how to recognize, prevent, and address workplace bullying & harassment.

All new TAs are required to complete the online anti-bullying training within the first two weeks from the start of their very first teaching assistantship.  Training consists of an online presentation and a small quiz.  Upon completion, students must email a copy of the completion certificate to the graduate student support (hist.grad@ubc.ca).   If students have completed this previously, they do not need to take it again.

The online training course can be found here:

General Info: http://bullyingandharassment.ubc.ca/training-events/

Link to enroll in Training: https://wpl.ubc.ca/browse/srs/mandatory/courses/wpl-srs-bulhar

 

2) UBC Privacy Matters Fundamentals (~30 mins):

 

All new TAs are required to complete the online Privacy Matters Fundamentals training (Part 1 & Part 2) within the first two weeks from the start of their very first teaching assistantship.  Training consists of an online presentation and a small quiz.  Upon completion, students must email a copy of the completion certificate to the graduate student support (hist.grad@ubc.ca).   If students have completed this previously, they do not need to take it again.

 

The online training course can be found here:

General Info: https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/content/training

Link to enroll in Part 1 Training: https://wpl.ubc.ca/browse/prism/courses/wpl-srs-prsecf

Link to enroll in Part 2 Training: https://wpl.ubc.ca/browse/prism/courses/wpl-srs-prsec2