GSI, Reader, and Stat/Info/Compsci C8 Group Tutor Positions



GSI Positions

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We'll start accepting applications for the Summer and Fall in March and in October for the Spring semester.  We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

The Statistics Department often has GSI positions available. Graduate students from other departments are encouraged to apply. We prefer students who have already served as a GSI in a quantitative subject, however, it is not required. For example, a graduate student in History or English who likes mathematics and did well in an undergraduate calculus course would still be considered for an appointment.

All Statistics GSI appointments are 50% time and include a partial fee remission. For more information, please see: http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/policies/pdf/fee_remission_bulletin.pdf

Applicants must meet Graduate Division requirements in order to be appointed:

  • be a registered student in the semester of their appointment
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have no more than 2 incomplete grades

In addition, appointed GSIs must meet Graduate Division’s General GSI Qualifications listed here: http://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/graduate-student-employment/guide/

Further information on GSI guidelines, resources and support can be found on the Graduate Division’s Teaching and Resource Center website:  http://gsi.berkeley.edu/

Click here to apply for a GSI position

GSI Duties

This document gives a general outline of typical duties of Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs). Instructors are free to vary the duties, subject to not exceeding the number of hours specified in (4). It is very important that GSIs and instructors meet at the beginning of the semester to clarify the instructor's requirements.

  1. If you are a GSI in either Statistics 2 or Statistics 21 (100-300 students) you:
    1. Meet Sections and hold office hours. To prepare for section, you review the subject matter, solve problems, put together and copy handouts. A 25% GSI meets two sections for two hours per week and holds two office hours a week. A 50% GSI meets four sections and holds four office hours. Typically, there are from 25 to 35 students in a section.
    2. Prepare quizzes and give them in section (every three weeks or so.) You grade these quizzes. You grade these quizzes.
    3. Maintain paper records of students' scores on weekly homework assignments, computer assignments, quizzes, midterms, and the final examination. (GSIs do not grade homework; Readers handle that.)
    4. Attend weekly meeting with the instructor of the course.
    5. Students often request that GSIs hold extra review sessions just before midterms and the final examination. These are usually scheduled in the late afternoon or early evening, not in section time. GSIs are not required by the Statistics Department to hold these sessions, but they often do--or hold extra office hours around exam time.
    6. Proctor midterms and finals.
    7. Grade, in conjunction with the instructor, the midterms and the final examinations for the course. The grading takes a lot of time. You have to make certain to clear your own schedule so that you can be ready to grade when the instructor is. For example, you cannot ask to be excused from grading because you have to prepare for an exam of your own. Of course, if you have a scheduled examination during the time of the grading session, you can leave the session for the length of time of that exam. Be careful with travel plans at the end of the semester. You must be present--no substitutes--throughout both the grading of the final examination and the assignment of letter grades for the course. This process can take two days.
    8. Students occasionally want to review a final examination, or their overall score for a course. GSIs meet these students, and, if any changes are called for, make a recommendation to the instructor in course.
  1. If you are a GSI for any other undergraduate course (20 to 70 students):
    1. Same as item 1 above.
    2. The instructor may ask you to set up computer assignments for the course. You and/or the instructor will grade these. The instructor may also have you prepare and give quizzes. You will grade these.
    3. Maintain paper records of student's scores on weekly homework assignments, computer assignments, quizzes. (GSIs do not grade homework; Readers handle that.)
    4. Attend meetings with the instructor of the course.
    5. Same as item 5 above.
    6. Same as item 6 above.
    7. Same as item 7 above.
  1. If you are a GSI for a graduate course:
    1. Most graduate courses do not have a GSI. However, the three first-year Ph.D. courses (205, 210, 215) always have one. In all three courses you hold office hours and grade assignments. The assignments consist of problem sets, which are a key ingredient of the course. These can only be graded by graduate students who have a sure grasp of the subject matter, so you probably won't be asked to be a GSI for a graduate course until you have been here for a couple of years.
    2. A few other graduate courses do have GSIs; in these the duties are about the same as in an upper division course.
    3. In graduate courses, GSIs do not take part in either the grading of examinations or the assignment of letter grades.
  1. The average number of hours worked per week should not exceed 10 hours (25% appointment) or 20 hours (50% appointment) during the semester. If you find your work exceeds this limit, consult the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, contact the GSI Faculty Coordinator, Haiyan Huang.


Reader Positions

The Statistics Department often has Reader positions for select courses available each semester. Readers generally grade homework assignments and/or quizzes. Solutions to problem sets are normally provided by the Graduate Student Instructor or the Instructor. Undergraduate or graduate students who have taken Statistics courses and have done well in them are encouraged to apply. Students who are offered Reader positions in the Statistics Department tend to be undergraduates who took the applicable course at UC Berkeley and received an A- or higher.

Fall 2016 Reader Positions have been FILLED

Apply for a Spring and Summer 2017 Reader Position HERE

Reader Application [will require students to be logged into bmail.berkeley.edu with CalNet authentication]

We will begin reviewing applications in late November until all Spring 2017 positions are filled.  Applicants must be logged into bmail.berkeley.edu in order to access the application. We hope to fill Spring 2017 positions by early January 2017.  Please read the information about Reader Appointments below before applying.

In Spring 2017, we will most likely need readers for:

  • Stat 2 (Introduction to  Statistics)
  • Stat/Info/Compsci C8 (Foundations of Data Science) SEE EECS for C8 GROUP TUTOR POSITIONS
  • Stat 20 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
  • Stat 28 (Statistical Methods for Data Science)
  • Stat 88 (Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Data Science)
  • Stat 131A (Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Life Scientists)
  • Stat 134 (Concepts of Probability)
  • Stat 135 (Concepts of Statistics)
  • Stat 151A (Linear Modelling: Theory and Applications)
  • Stat 152 (Sampling Surveys)
  • Stat 153 (Introduction to Time Series)
  • Stat 154 (Modern Statistical Prediction and Machine Learning)
  • Stat 155 (Game Theory)

In Summer 2017, we will most likely need readers for:

  • Stat 2 (Introduction to  Statistics)
  • Stat 20 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
  • Stat 134 (Concepts of Probability)
  • Stat 135 (Concepts of Statistics)
  • Stat 155 (Game Theory)

These lists are subject to change. Please contact Denise Yee (dyee [at] berkeley [dot] edu) if you have any questions.

Reader Appointments

Minimum Qualifications for Readers (Academic Student Employees per the UAW Contract)

  • Must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average; and
  • May not have more than two Incomplete grades in upper division and graduate courses on the transcript; and
  • Must be in good academic standing (i.e., may not be on academic probation or have had their degree candidacy lapse) and be clear of certain disciplinary probations based on the Code of Student Conduct; and
  • Must have taken and received at least a B grade in the course or another course equivalent to the one in which they are serving; and
  • Appointees must be UC students who are registered and enrolled in at least twelve units of course work, unless already advanced to doctoral candidacy, during the semester in which they are serving as a Reader; and
  • Must attend the New ASE Orientation sponsored by the Office of Labor Relations for the semester of the appointment, if this readership is the student’s first ASE assignment.

Compensation

  • The pay for a Reader position is available here: Current Rates
  • Pay Dates: 6th working day of each month
  • We are unable to offer reader positions that provide tuition remission

Department Expectations

  • You are expected to meet with the instructor of the course immediately.
  • You are expected to grade and return homeworks according to the schedule given to you by the instructor or GSI.
  • Solutions to the homework problem sets will be provided by the instructor or the GSI.
  • The department will provide a copy of the textbook, if needed.
  • The department will set up a mailbox for you in the Statistics Office.
  • You are expected to attend an ASE orientation for Readers (you will be paid to attend).
  • Meet with Administrative Assistant to complete employment documents in a timely manner.

Interested in a Reader Position? APPLY NOW!

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 Group Tutor Positions

The only Spring 2017 Statistics courses that will have Group Tutor positions are Stat/Info/Compsci C8 and Stat 140. The hiring process for Stat/Info/Compsci C8 Group Tutors is being managed by EECS. Students interested in applying for the C8 Group Tutor positions should see: https://eecs.berkeley.edu/resources/gsis/prospective/reader-tutor. Students interested in applying for the Stat 140 Group Tutor positions should apply here:

SPRING 2017 STAT 140 GROUP TUTOR APPLICATION

Group Tutor positions require 8 hrs of work per week. Duties include:

  • Meeting with students individually and in small groups to review course concepts and assignments
  • Assisting in office hours
  • Grading homework and project assignments

Minimum Qualifications for Group Tutors (Academic Student Employees per the UAW Contract)

  • Must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average;* and
  • May not have more than two Incomplete grades in upper division and graduate courses on the transcript; and
  • Must be in good academic standing (i.e., may not be on academic probation or have had their degree candidacy lapse) and be clear of certain disciplinary probations based on the Code of Student Conduct; and Must have taken and received at least a B grade in the course or another course equivalent to the one in which they are serving; and
  • Appointees must be UC students who are registered and enrolled in a least twelve units of course work, unless already advanced to doctoral candidacy, during the semester in which they are serving as a Tutor; and
  • Must attend the New ASE Orientation sponsored by the Office of Labor Relations for the semester of the appointment, if this tutorship is the student’s first ASE assignment.

* Though 3.0 GPA is the minimum, it is desirable for Group Tutor applicants to have received an A or A+ in the relevant courses.

Compensation

  • The pay for a Group Tutor position is available here: Current Rates
  • We are unable to offer tutor positions that provide tuition remission

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