What is the workload for CSE 599 and how is it graded?
CSE 599 is a 2-unit course: expect to spend up to 6 hours per week on this course, including the 80-minute weekly session. The additional three-and-a-half or so hours per week will be spent evaluating and refining your TA activities, preparing for CSE 599 practicum sessions, and consulting background research papers, information guides, and videos.
This class is taken S/U. We hope that every student will successfully earn a passing grade in this class. To do so, you need to meet or exceed the following minimum passing thresholds in each course component by Wednesday of Finals week.
You will practice effective teaching and reflect on your growth over the quarter. In the CSE 599 practicum and in your own TA work, you'll continue to apply and grow your skills, while also observing others.
You are expected to fully participate in every CSE 599 class session, including arriving on time (or early), engaging in group activities (without multitasking), and participating in large- and small-group discussions. On (rare) occasions when unavoidable circumstances require you to miss a class session, you are expected to notify the CSE 599 TA and the instructor ahead of time, and to propose and carry out a plan to make up the missed work. One way to make up the missed work is described in the relevant documents in the assignment descriptions folder.
You must complete the CSE 599 pre-class and post-class survey and any other assigned surveys or reflections in a timely manner.
There are several options for this assignment so that you can customize your CSE 599 work to your goals for your TA experience and this quarter.
Each of these options has assigned checkpoints to be completed by Wednesday of Week 6.
You must complete the CSE 599 Project assignment by Wednesday of finals week.
Please see the details in the assignment descriptions folder.
Around Week 6 of the quarter, we will have a checkpoint to confirm that you are on track for successfully completing the course requirements. Students who do not pass this checkpoint may not be offered TA appointments for the next quarter.