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Query Details

Query Subject:   Course Load
Author:   David Silva
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Not Applicable

Query:   Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:56:17 -0600
David J. Silva
Urgent request for information re: Grad Teaching

Dear All:

In response to a rather sudden/urgent request of our university administration, I've been asked to find out how many courses are taken by Graduate Teaching Assistants in other linguistics doctoral programs. At Cornell, for example, I believe that a student who was a TA was considered ''full time'' if s/he took 8 hours (2 courses); non-teaching grad students had to take 12 hours (3 courses) to be considered full time.

If I could quickly acquire information about the required course loads for teaching (vs. non-teaching) doctoral students in other ling programs, I'd be much obliged.

As time is critical here -- I need to know by tomorrow, 4/21, at about 11:30, I'd appreciate ANY replies I can get. Many thanks in advance.

David James SILVA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Associate Director, Linguistics Program
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19559 - Hammond Hall 403
Arlington, TX 76019-0559 USA

vox: 817-272-5334 * fax: 817-272-2731 * net: david@ling.uta.edu
LL Issue: 10.539
Date posted: 15-Apr-1999


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