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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

  • Lecture

    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.
  • Laboratory (Lab)

    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
  • Recitation

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

    Section Numbers:

    • 600-850

Instructor Roles

  • Primary Instructor

    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.”

  • Secondary Instructor

    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.
  • TA

    Teaching Assistant with grading and/or administrative responsibilities for a component, but no responsibility for instruction.

  • Proxy

    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.

Scenarios

  • Lecture with 1 Instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor *

    Access:  Primary Instructor *

    Workload: 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.”

  • Lecture with 1 instructor and at least 1 TA

    Lecture instructor 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

    TA 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: TA

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    TA 2 (001)

    Instructor Role: TA

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

  • Lecture with recitations (non-graded component), no TA graders

    Lecture instructor * (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve
    strong>Workload: 100%

    Recitation 601 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    Recitation 602 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 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.

  • Lecture with recitations (non-graded component), with TA graders

    Lecture instructor 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

    Lecture TA 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: TA

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 10%

    Lecture TA 1 (002)

    Instructor Role: TA

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 10%

    Recitation 601 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    Recitation 602 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

  • Lecture with recitations (non-graded component), with TA graders who are not the same as the recitation instructors

    Lecture instructor 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

    Lecture TA 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: TA

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 10%

    Recitation 601 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    Recitation 602 instructor

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    Lecture TA 2 (recitation 601 instructor)

    Instructor Role: Proxy

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 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.[/toggle]

  • Lecture with 2 (primary) instructors, each contributing equally (co-teaching)

    Lecture instructor 1 (001)(recitation 601 instructor)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 50%

    Lecture instructor 2 (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 50%

  • Lecture with 2 or more instructors (with different teaching contributions)

    Lecture instructor 1 (001)

    Instructor Role: Primary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 75%

    Lecture instructor 2 (001)

    Instructor Role: Secondary instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 25%

  • Lab (graded component) with multiple sections

    Lab 1 instructor (401)

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

    Lab 2 instructor (402)

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

    Lab 3 instructor (403)

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 100%

  • Lab (graded component) with lab director and multiple sections

    Lab 1 Director (401)

    Instructor Role: Secondary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 10% *

    Lab 1 instructor (401)

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 100%

    Lab 2 Director (402)

    Instructor Role: Secondary instructor

    Access: Approve

    Workload: 10% *

    Lab 2 instructor (402)

    Instructor Role: Primary Instructor

    Access: Grade

    Workload: 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