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Principles in selecting teaching assistants (TA)

Resolutions of the Third Directors Meeting at the College of Business (school year 2003-2004)

  1. Ph.D. students with no full time job and who agree are given precedence in the allocation of practice course teaching. Each Ph.D. student is allocated two practice courses at the most. The remaining practice courses are then allocated to Master level students.
  2. The practice courses of non-block classes are also listed in the allocation of teaching assistant fund.
  3. The selection of teaching assistants for program practice courses is held publicly. Teaching assistant selection procedure involves taking a written exam, and if exam results achieve the standards set by the resolution, then the candidate is qualified to act as a teaching assistant. (In school year 2007 eight teaching assistants were collectively hired for the practice courses in Economics, Accounting, and Statistics.)

Teaching Assistant responsibilities include:

  1. Teaching assistants with a 1 hour class each week is salaried with NT 2,500 per month; aside from teaching, the TAs are required to allot an hour of consultation time each week. Teaching assistants with 2 hours of class each week is salaried with NT 5,000 per month; aside from teaching, the TAs are required to allot two hours of consultation time each week.
  2. Teaching assistants with 1 hour of class each week is required to assist professors in correcting quiz papers and submitted homework; the total duration for these tasks must not exceed four times. The duration for teaching assistants with 2 hours of class each week is increased as per the requirements of different professors.
  3. The teaching assistants should guide students in doing their course work exercises, clearly explain the concepts and contents in the professors' lectures, as well as review the important points of the professors' lectures.

Teaching Assistant Teaching Training

A.College of Business Professional Teaching Training Dates

  • Teaching Forum (January 9, 2007)
  • Teaching Seminar (May 4, 2007)
  • Excellent Teaching Lecture (June 14, 2007)

B. Departmental Professional Teaching Training

2004-2005 Education Training Programs:

  • Economics practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • Statistics practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • Accounting practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • International Trade and usiness Management practice course (offered by the Department of International Trade)

2005-2006 Education Training Programs:

  • Accounting practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • International Trade and Business Management practice course (offered by the Department of International Trade)

2006-2007 Education Training Programs:

  • Economics practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • Accounting practice course (offered by the Department of Economics)
  • International Trade and Business Management practice course (offered by the Department of International Tra

Evaluation of qualified teaching assistants for certification

Awarding of certificates to qualified teaching assistants:

  1. Teaching assistants who have met the following requirements are to be evaluated for certification purposes based on two items.
    1. As appointed by the College of Business and each department. Regulations for the selection of teaching assistants are set and announced by the College and each department. The selection procedure is submitted to the Teaching Development Team of the Office of Academic Affairs for further evaluation.
    2. Practice course teaching assistants in the undergraduate programs must perform at least 20 hours of service, while teaching assistants with a 1 hour course per week must complete 18 hours of service. The number of service hours is determined by the College of Business as well by each department.