Columbia Computer Science TA Page
ta.cs.columbia.edu

Welcome to the Computer Science Department's TA website!!

    Here you will information on how to apply for a TA position, look for TA-related announcements, make a complaint, look up regulations and more. The goal of this site is to provide a fully comprehensive resource for all things TA-related. So if you have any suggestions for improvement or additional information, please share them and help us fully achieve that goal.

    The TA Czar
    The Committee on Undergraduate Computer Science Education
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO TEACHING ASSISTANTS!!!

Federal regulations specify that you are NOT allowed to work until a valid I-9 has been completed and submitted to the department. TAs who have never worked at the university must complete an I-9 regardless of citizenship or visa status. Failure to complete and submit the I-9 and other necessary employment paperwork to Cindy Walters within 3 days of accepting the TA position in MICE will result in a forfeiture of the MSTA fellowship and pay. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are on a visa type other than F-1 or J-1 you cannot be a CS TA. In addition, if your country has a tax treaty with the US, you will be contacted by the Payroll Department once an employment record has been created for you with further instructions.

If you are completing a mandatory teaching requirement, you do not need to complete any paperwork and only have to accept the position in mice; if you are presently funded as a GRA student you will be paid for TA duties as additional comp and need only to accept the position in mice. All others must follow these guidelines to complete the paperwork. Contact Cindy Walters (cindy [at] cs.columbia.edu) with any additional questions.

Announcements:

    Sunday 12/14/2014, 12:00pm


    MSTA Applications for Spring 2015
    • The MSTA fellowship application for Spring 2015 is open now. Please refer to the detailed instructions in an email from the TA Czar.
    • The deadline for the MSTA application is Jan 3, 2015

    Sunday 12/14/2014, 12:00pm


    TA Applications for Spring 2015
    • The TA application for Spring 2015 is available on MICE now.
    • The soft deadline for the TA application is Jan 7, 2015

    Tuesday 8/19/2014, 12:00pm


    Updated FAQ
    Please refer to the FAQ first for any questions you may have on TA-related and MSTA fellowship-related questions.

    Thursday 7/25/2013, 12:00pm


    Off-campus access for MICE
    If you are off-campus and need to access MICE for TA Applications, you can follow instructions here.


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