3.9. Summer Appointments

It is department policy to make summer appointments from among students who had an appointment in one of the semesters of the previous academic year. However, we employ only about a half dozen graduate TAs each summer, so these positions are quite competitive. Criteria that are weighed more heavily for summer appointments include whether the applicant was a new TA that came in with support the previous Fall (the rationale here is that these students have some priority since they will have fewer opportunities for other support than students who have been here longer), quality of TA work, and whether a student has prior TA experience in the specific classes being offered that summer.