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Hiring a Reader or Tutor

Readers and Tutors are covered by the ASE/UAW collective bargaining contract.

Readers and Tutors can be a student or non-student.

Readers

Readers are responsible for grading student papers and exams, under the supervision of the faculty member teaching the course. They should not be given the responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant.

View the Reader Description of Duties Form

Tutors

Tutors are responsible for tutoring an individual student or group of students on the material in a course, under the supervision of the faculty member teaching the course. They should not be given the responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant.

View the Tutor Description of Duties Form

Procedures

By delegation of the Dean’s authority, Department Chairs/Program Directors hold authority for approving and providing “written notice of appointment” to Readers and Tutors.

The Division will send departments a template appointment letter annually. A graduate student version of the template is available upon request.

  1. DEPARTMENT sends student an appointmet letter. In addition to the appointment letter the following forms need to be provided to the Reader/Tutor:
    • Description of Duties (DOD): Faculty supervisors should be copied on the appointment letter and Description of Duties form so that they know what the appointees are being told regarding their duties.
  2. DEPARTMENT completes a Reader/Tutor Application form for each reader or tutor. A separate application should be completed each quarter, for each course/instructor the reader/tutor will work for.
    • When approving reader/tutor applications, please advise your readers/tutors that in order to receive timely pay. it is their responsibility to submit timesheets via the online CruzPay System. The CruzPay System will send out bi-weekly email reminders when timesheets are due.
  3. READER/TUTOR brings the application form to the Personnel Specialist, who will review the form with them to determine what additional information may be need (e.g., employment forms to be completed, instructions on how to use CruzPay, reminder to apply online in the Student ER System if using work-study for the reader/tutor position, etc.).

Documents

Reader/Tutor Application Form