The following guidelines were developed to assist Scheduling Officers with assigning instructor roles, grading access, and workload percentages in the Schedule of Classes within ConnectCarolina.

Component Types

A class in which an instructor presents the main body of course material.

Section Numbers:

  • 001-299 (on-campus sections)
  • 01M-09M (Maymester)
  • For all section numbers, see the Standard Section Numbering System.

Applies lecture material in small-group situations such as experiments, assignments, and projects. Labs usually meet for two to three hours per week.

Section Numbers:

  • 400-599

Small discussion classes designed to reinforce main ideas from lectures and offer more individualized attention to students.

Section Numbers:

  • 600-850

Instructor Roles

Instructor with primary teaching responsibility for a component. This includes a lecture, lab, or recitation component.

Graduate students with primary teaching responsibility for a lab or recitation should be coded as a “primary instructor,” not a “TA.”

Used infrequently when an instructor has less than 50% of the overall teaching and grading responsibility for a component.

  • May be used when a guest professor teaches less than half of the classes.
Teaching Assistant with grading and/or administrative responsibilities for a component, but no responsibility for instruction.
Proxy is a infrequently used setting.

Note: Student Services Managers (SSM) should not be listed as proxies. SSM can access class rolls through the Curriculum Management tab in ConnectCarolina. Instructors can add SSM to the Sakai class site if necessary.

  • Sakai provides the following user roles: auditor, coordinator, guest, instructor, student, teaching assistant, tech support.
  • It is not necessary to include graduate students as TA’s on the lecture component if they also have responsibility for recitation sections; but if they need/want access to the lecture class roster, you may include them as proxies with a 1% workload.

Access

  • Most inclusive access.
  • Ability to enter and approve grades.
  • There must be at least one approver on each graded component.
  • Ability to enter grades

Scenarios

Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture Instructor 1 (001) Primary Instructor * Approve 100%

 

*  Graduate students with primary responsibility for instruction and grading, also known as a “Teaching Fellow” (TF), should be coded as “Primary Instructor,” not “TA.”

Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor 1 (001) Primary instructor Approve 100%
TA 1 (001) TA Grade 10%
TA 2 (001) TA Grade 10%
Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor * Primary instructor Approve 100%
Recitation 601 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%
Recitation 602 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%

 

* If lecture instructors want access to recitation sections, they should be listed on the recitation as “Secondary instructor” with “Approve” access and a 1% Workload.

Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor 1 (001) Primary instructor Approve 100%
Lecture TA 1 (001) TA Grade 10%
Lecture TA 2 (001) TA Grade 10%
Recitation 601 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%
Recitation 602 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%
Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor 1 (001) Primary instructor Approve 100%
Lecture TA 1 (001) TA Grade 10%
Recitation 601 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%
Recitation 602 instructor Primary instructor Grade 100%
Lecture TA 2 (recitation 601 instructor) * Proxy Grade 1%

 

* It is not necessary to include graduate students as TA’s on the lecture class if they also have responsibility for recitation sections; in this case, you may include them as proxies.

Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor 1 (001) Primary instructor Approve 50%
Lecture instructor 2 (001) Primary instructor Approve 50%
Instructor Role Access Workload
Lecture instructor 1 (001) Primary instructor Approve 75%
Lecture instructor 2 (001) Secondary instructor Grade 25%
Instructor Role Access Workload
Lab 1 instructor (401) Primary instructor Approve 100%
Lab 2 instructor (402) Primary instructor Approve 100%
Lab 3 instructor (403) Primary instructor Approve 100%

 

Instructor Role Access Workload
Lab 1 Director (401) Secondary instructor Approve 10% *
Lab 1 instructor (401) Primary instructor Grade 100%
Lab 2 Director (402) Secondary instructor Approve 10% *
Lab 2 instructor (402) Primary instructor Grade 100%

 

* The workload percentage for a lab director should be 10% for each section. The combined total percentage does not need to equal 100%.


Have additional questions?

Contact the Scheduling team at 919-962-6093 or scheduling_office@unc.edu