No graduate student may teach a lecture course independently or supervise teaching fellows.
Obligations for TFs vary, but they may include the following: TFs are expected to return graded materials to students promptly, as determined in collaboration with the faculty member.
As a general rule, Yale may not disclose the education records of a student to a third party without the student’s prior written consent.
Because there are many exceptions to the rule prohibiting disclosure without the student’s consent, you should not make a judgment regarding the University’s right to disclose an education record to a third party without consulting the registrar for your school or program.
As a public service, the University may disclose without consent directory information of the following kinds: Review and Correct Education Records.
A student who wishes to review his or her education records must submit a dated, written request to the office responsible for keeping the records.With classes now begun, we write to remind you of expectations that all faculty members and graduate students are expected to fulfill when they collaborate to teach.Faculty members are expected to attend all their classes.All faculty who are provided with TF support are expected to meet their TFs weekly to coordinate class activities and help TFs learn to teach undergraduate courses, prepare for sections, and grade examinations.Departments appointing graduate students as Part Time Acting Instructors (PTAIs) are expected to supervise instruction through regularly scheduled meetings with PTAIs in courses where sections have a common curriculum and through consultation before and during the semester in seminars taught independently.Faculty members are expected to visit at least one section taught by each TF assigned to their course and to offer feedback and suggestions.This is a core responsibility of faculty toward their students, both graduate and undergraduate.When they cannot, they should reschedule class or ask a faculty colleague — not a teaching fellow (TF) — to substitute.Faculty members are also expected to lead one discussion section, in lecture courses with 30 or more students, except in courses that have four or more TFs, when instructors are teaching new lecture courses, or when discussion sections are in addition to a full 150-minute weekly lecture schedule.Although Associates in Teaching participate in the course in all respects and may independently teach some of the classes or give lectures, the faculty member is expected to be present in all classes.Faculty members are also expected to lead one discussion section in lecture courses with 30 or more students, except in courses that have four or more TFs, when instructors are teaching new lecture courses, or when discussion sections are in addition to a full 150-minute weekly lecture schedule.