Faculty can be provided with a Teaching Assistant (TA) if the course has a minimum enrollment of 13 for new courses, or 10 for continuing courses. A teaching assistant may still be provided for courses with less than minimum enrollment as approved per the Dean’s request and justification. Once you have selected a teaching assistant, please contact your unit contact with the student’s name and AU ID.
Once a faculty member has identified their teaching assistant, they should send an e-mail to the appropriate unit contact with the TA’s name and AU ID. TA’s will be hired during the pay period of the duration of the course, and could begin a week before or after the course if requested by the faculty.
Once the faculty has submitted the TA information, you will be notified shortly after if any additional information is needed. If you have never worked that American University before, you will be required to complete the I-9 and tax forms. The I-9 form requires that original documents be presented, and must be completed within 3 days of the hire date. These can be filled out at the Office of Human Resources located on 3201 New Mexico Avenue, 3rd floor. This is a few blocks from main campus.
The Teaching Assistant pay rate is $13/hour for new Online Learning TA’s and $14/hour for returning Online Learning TA’s.
Once you are officially hired, you will need to log in to the portal through myau.american.edu to access the HR/Payroll Connection, where there should be a link to your timesheet. TA’s can work up to 10 hours/week during the duration of the course. The faculty will need to approve each timesheet.
You will be paid every two weeks, with the first paycheck arriving two weeks after you complete your first timesheet. It is strongly recommended that you sign up for Direct Deposit. This can also be done through the portal under HR/Payroll Connection.
The faculty will have to make a request for a TA to be able to work up to a week before or after the course dates. This can be made through email@example.com.
Dear Online Learning Faculty:
We are in the process of planning for Summer 2013. I am writing to inquire about your intentions to teach any of your prior year’s online courses next summer.
IF YOU ARE TEACHING IN SUMMER 2013, please do the following NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2012.
- Inform your dean/associate dean that you will be teaching your online course. In Summer 2013, the dates are set for May 13 - June 27 for Session I (E), and July 1 – August 15 for Session II (F). Specify your online course and the session you prefer to teach in.
- Please cc firstname.lastname@example.org in your email to your dean/associate dean so we can start updating our Online Learning Program website.
- If you are changing your course description, please provide a revised one to your dean/associate dean and cc to email@example.com. This will insure the course descriptions in the Registrar's Schedule of Classes and in the Online Learning Program website are accurate.
IF YOU ARE NOT TEACHING IN SUMMER 2013, please let us know via email and the reason why you will not teach your online course. This information will be helpful in our planning and faculty training.
Thank you and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about our Online Learning Program via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violeta T. Ettle
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Two categories of course development grants will be provided by the office of the Vice Provost for Academic Administration to develop for credit undergraduate and graduate courses for online asynchronous delivery during the Summer 2013.