Presentation on theme: "1 Welcome to Computer Science Demonstrating duties Postgraduate Research Student Induction Talk Timetable Demonstrator talk LF15, Kilburn Building Demonstrator."— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Computer Science Demonstrating duties Postgraduate Research Student Induction Talk Timetable Demonstrator talk LF15, Kilburn Building Demonstrator duties ‘WWWWH[W]’ Who, Where, Why, When, How, [Which].
2 Demonstrations – location Different types of Demonstrators Skill set Example list of Skill set Where to register [your] skill set Graduate Teaching Assistant training Synopsis, Outline, Overview, Basics of what we will talk about.
Who [can undertake ‘demonstrator duties’] All PhD and MPhil students can undertake demonstrating. UK/EU students UK/EU students will be paid for hours worked, in addition to any separate funding received. Overseas students in receipt of a fees waiver award School-funded overseas students are required to undertake 90 demonstrating hours as part of their offer of funding. Overseas students will be paid for any additional hours worked over this amount 3
Who [can undertake ‘demonstrator duties’] Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) students [http://cdt.cs.manchester.ac.uk/] CDT students may not be able undertake much demonstrating in the first year due to their other commitments. UK/EU students will be paid for any hours worked, in addition to any separate funding received. Overseas CDT students are permitted to undertake demonstrating work subject to their visa and sponsor requirements. 4
5 Location : The Demonstrating duties are undertaken mostly in labs and examples class. Where [To demonstrate]
6 Where [Do you find more information]
7 Where [do you undertake a GTA session] Forthcoming Dates: See: Graduate & Researcher Development Was called: (Graduate Teaching Assistant Training) GTA / Demonstrator Training Select: Researcher Development Training Calendar: Available ogramme/workshop_calendar/ Look for: “Demonstrating in Labs and Practical Classes” To register for Demonstrating in Labs and Practical Classes sessions students need to send an to : In order to be a Demonstrator You MUST attend a “Graduate Teaching Assistant” training sessions
8 W hy As part of your postgraduate training you may undertake Demonstrating duties.
Graduate Teaching Assistant / Demonstrator Training 2 9 When [are the GTA sessions held] Demonstrating in Labs and Practical Classes Click on: arch_staff/programme/Work shop_calendar/
Graduate Teaching Assistant / Demonstrator Training 10 When [are the GTA sessions held] Next dates: The next available GTA session is on ? as the ? session is now full. The full schedule below: Demonstrating in Labs and Practical Classes [on] ? Hence For more details contact: Or Alex Dr. Alex Hinchliffe | Researcher Development Assistant | Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0)
11 When and How [the Process] 1.Require skill set from PhD (and TA) STUDENTS; 2.STUDENT (PhDs & TAs) are explicitly asked for their personal ‘skill set’ – using a web form. You MUST submit your skills set urgently; 3.You will be notified of your demonstrating duties at the start of semesters. Examples of skill sets next page...
How [many hours] 12 Demonstrator Hour: CS tries not to exceed 8 hours per week.
13 How [to compile your ‘skill set’] Your Skill set [technical strength] is entered on to a web form If you wish to apply for demonstrating duties please do so as soon as you can - fill in the form but please be aware that it should be done ASAP so if you wish to be considered please fill in the form promptly.
How [to interact with students] The following advice governing conduct during demonstrating duties should be adhered to. This is also in-line with the oral exam [that you yourselves will undertake] at the end of you PhD; and is given as one of the rules in the ‘Guidance for Examiners of Research Degree Theses.’ ADVICE: When advising students [interacting in labs, tutorials etc.] :– “ … some intense questioning of the [student] may be needed, it must be non-aggressive… ” 15 ___ References: 1: Guidance for Examiners of Research Degree Theses, July 2005, Research Office Graduate Education Team, page 8 of 12.
Important NOTE(s): NOTE 1: School funded demonstrators must complete the skills form as it is not optional, it is mandatory. NOTE 2: There is an expectation that demonstrators will be available during teaching time. School funded demonstrators are required to be available during teaching (including Introduction Week). NOTE 3: Holiday must be arranged with your supervisor's agreement. Requests from school funded demonstrators to take holiday during teaching time will probably be rejected. In the event of unforeseen absence (e.g. compassionate leave) please contact immediately. NOTE 4: This year we will require everyone who wishes to demonstrate to submit the form twice, once at the start of each semester. 16
Important NOTE(s): NOTE 1: Impressive use of the term “Mentoring” [Finally] on the Graduate & Researcher Development web site on there Workshops for Research Staff page: hsupport.eps.man chester.ac.uk/rese arch_staff/program me/workshops/ The important point here is that the old fashioned [conservative] view of leaving the student to study, and find out how to learn TOTALLY on their own is slowly being overturned. This [of course] has never been the case in apprenticeships, where the student is mentored for 3-years; this used to be 7 or more years of indentured apprentice mentoring – some of the time one-to-one. May be we should all see ourselves as mentors: –Not PhD students, –Not lectures, –Not senior lecturers, –Not readers, or –Not Professors. 17
Important NOTE(s): NOTE 1: Impressive use of the term “Mentoring” [Finally] on the Graduate & Researcher Development web site on there Workshops for Research Staff page: ps.manchester.ac.uk/research _staff/programme/workshops/ X 18 archsupport.eps.manchester.ac. uk/research_staf f/programme/wo rkshops It is [Correctly] TOP OF THE LIST.
19 Demonstrating duties Any questions? PLEASE note: the form is open and you can begin submitting Local administrator contact details [If any queries or enigmas] Name: Iain Hart
Note from: Jon Shapiro “It is very important that students who are demonstrating be present for the entire teaching term (including reading week). …please make sure that … students know that school-funded demonstrators are obligated to be present during teaching and any who are absent are in breach of their contract. In general, PGR students are only permitted to be absent with their supervisor's consent. As overseas students might be booking flights over the summer for the coming year, please make sure they are aware of this. Thanks, Jon” 20