TA207054- Winter 2022-CIS*2500 Intermediate Programming

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
UTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2022
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
CIS*2500
Course Name: 
Intermediate Programming
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTE: U of G will progress its return to more conventional course delivery and offer in-person instruction for most courses in Winter 2022 in line with the Provost’s letter of Oct 18, 2021(https://news.uoguelph.ca/2021/10/update-on-plans-for-winter-2022-semester/). Compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/staff-faculty-hr-policies-support-staff/713-covid-19-vaccination-policy) will continue to be required. Due to the dynamic nature of the response to the novel coronavirus moving into the upcoming semester, the following additional requirements and information are imposed: * Course format: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a format conducive to the current guidance of the provincial and federal government. Courses offered in-class may be required to pivot to alternate delivery format in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Should this occur, TAs will be required to continue to support the course in its alternate format. * Location/Availability: Work location will vary based on current guidance. Applicants must be aware of this and available to support a course in formats such as: Distance Education, in-person, or alternative delivery format. At the time of this posting, the guidance from provincial and federal bodies indicates an alternative or DE format is likely. Applicants should indicate their availability for each scenario, if possible. * Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity). By applying to this work assignment, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. The University’s COVID-19 website(https://www.uoguelph.ca/covid19/) provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
195
Level of Appointment for GTA, GSA-1 UTA(s)
The following is an estimate of number and levels of available appointments at the time of posting. This may change (increase or decrease) at the time of assignment contingent on departmental needs.
This Posting includes Multiple Work Assignments: 
No
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
1
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
1
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties Described: 
Moderate online forums, answer emailed questions and attend weekly instructional team meetings. Collaborating and mentoring.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
• As per the Collective Agreement, must be enrolled as a student in the Winter 2022 semester. • Proficiency in use of Linux using command-line tools. • Must have excellent writing skills and be able to effectively critique (in writing) student assignments. • The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • Demonstrated knowledge of JavaScript • Demonstrated familiarity with 'make'. • Proficient in command line based C development on Linux (including gcc, gdb, editors) • Demonstrated familiarity with git. • Demonstrated familiarity with google coding conventions for C. • Experience moderating on-line forums. • Experience providing coding assistance and technical support via electronic communications. • Experience using CourseLink for grade management. • Must show experience helping students to learn programming by providing just enough assistance, rather than showing answers and should be available most lab times to assist and fill in for other Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs). • Experience with agile software development. • Must have previously taken CIS*2500 (Intermediate Programming) with a minimum achieved grade of 75%. • Proficient with Python programming.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Previous successful TA experience supporting CIS*2500 (Intermediate Programming). • Familiarity with support queue/ticketing systems.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
See qualifications.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
January 6, 2022 to May 2, 2022
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
UTA $27.15/hr effective 2021/22
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Friday, December 3, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
socspost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Joshua Lange Instructional Support Coordinator jlange@uoguelph.ca

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Teaching Assistant work assignments are unionized with CUPE 3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 1 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913 (email contact: president@cupe3913.on.ca).