Is it OK for me to take a week off on vacation?
While TA's are employees of the university, you don't really get vacation time. You should only miss class because of illness or because of unavoidable travel that you have to undertake for serious reasons (e.g., for a funeral).
What do I do if I have to miss class for some serious and unavoidable reason?
Try to get a substitute (e.g., another TA) to cover your class -- an equal exchange is one common approach. If you can't find a substitute on your own, talk with the TA coordinator.
How and when do I accomodate a student's disability?
Even if you suspect a student has some kind of disability, learning or otherwise, DO NOT try to diagnose a disability yourself or push a student towards the Accessible Education Center (AEC). For legal reasons, students must self-identify and register with the AEC themselves, after which they will contact you about receiving accomodations.
How do I make accomdations for exams?
For details see here. But in brief:
How are accomodations handled for the common final?
What's this about a common final?
All sections of Math 8 taught by a TA will take the same final at the same time.
When is the common final in Fall 2014?
Students will take the exam Saturday Dec 13, 2014, 9:45am-noon. All TA's and the coordinator will grade the exam immediately afterwards. Please plan to be on campus until 7-8pm or so. Lunch will be provided.
How should I prepare?
How will the grading work?
How do I incorporate the final exam into my semester grades?
Where do I type in my grades?
Under what circumstances do I give a student a grade of I (Incomplete)?
What are the mechanics of the I grade?