Laboratory Teaching Assistant: As a laboratory teaching assistant, the graduate student works under the direction of the laboratory instructor. Duties vary depending upon the course and circumstances, but generally will include:
- Interacting with students on a one-to-one basis to answer questions about the laboratory assignment;
- Assisting with grading of pre-laboratory assignments;
- Serving as the laboratory instructor when the assigned instructor is out of town, ill or absent for another legitimate reason.
Laboratory teaching assistants are typically assigned to freshman and sophomore level courses. Applicants will be asked to name a preferred technology to teach (e.g., analog, digital, microprocessor ), and the answer will be given consideration in the selection of courses for the assignment.
Laboratory Instructor: As a laboratory instructor, the graduate student works under the supervision of the course coordinator. At a minimum, duties include working with the course coordinator and the instructors of other laboratory divisions to assure commonality of laboratory teaching procedures and subject matter across all laboratory divisions. In addition, the laboratory instructor is expected to review and grade all pre-laboratory work, interact with students on one-to-one basis during the laboratory period to ensure the material is learned, collect and grade all laboratory reports and return them to the students not later than the next laboratory session. Graduate laboratory instructors are typically assigned to freshman and sophomore level courses.The individual has a choice of technology as above.
Graduate Teaching Assistant: A teaching assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology is assigned to a member of the faculty to support the development of teaching material that could include prototyping new circuits for laboratory exercises, development of material to be presented in distance education initiatives (e.g., homework over the web, laboratory work over the web using Labview etc.). Teaching assistants may be assigned to faculty at any level (i.e freshmen through senior) of the program.The individual has a choice of technology as above.
Graduate Research Assistant: A research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology is assigned to a member of the faculty in order to pursue research interests. The student will have access to a well-equipped lab where in which to carry out scientific research. The research assistant can choose to pursue this research as a thesis topic or any other topic of interest.