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Information for Instructional Assistants

Download the "Guide for Instructional Assistants in the Biological Sciences" Training Manual (PDF)

Office Hours

Location: Humanities & Social Science (HSS) rooms 1145A and 1145B
  • Available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (excluding holidays).
  • Instructional Assistants may reserve weekly time slots using the calendar posted on the respective office door.
  • These offices are not secure; personal belongings should not be left unattended.
  • Please be respectful of all users by adhering to reservation times and leaving a clean space.

Make-Up Sections and/or Review Sessions

Requests are only accepted via email to bioscheduling@ucsd.edu and must include:

  • Type of request (i.e. make-up, review)
  • Your name
  • Course in which you are serving as an Instructional Assistant
  • Your discussion section number (i.e. A01)
  • Specific day/time of the make-up section requested
  • Room capacity requested

Omission of any of this information will delay or prevent the campus scheduling office from fulfilling your request! Please allow a minimum of two full working days for a response.

NOTE: Large review sessions are most successfully scheduled in the late evening or on the weekends.

Textbook Loan

Instructional Assistants may borrow a copy of a textbook required for a course in which they are assisting.  Contingent on availability, either a hard-copy of the textbook or a code for an e-book will be provided. 

Please visit the Biological Sciences Textbook Reservation System to reserve a textbook. Use the HELP button on the top of the screen if you need assistance in navigating the site.


Dr. Stanley Lo is the Faculty Advisor for Instructional Assistants. 

Office: York Hall 4070B
Email: smlo@ucsd.edu