Information for Instructional Assistants

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

Office Hours

Location: Humanities & Social Science (HSS) room 1145A
  • 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 office door.
  • This office is 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 and start/end 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 the textbook required for the course in which they are assisting, if one is being used by the instructor. 

Please visit the Biological Sciences Textbook Reservation System to determine if a hard-copy textbook is available.  If the textbook is listed, you may reserve a copy. Use the HELP button on the top of the screen if you need assistance in navigating the site. 

If the textbook is not listed, a hard-copy textbook is not available.  Instead, the textbook will be automatically provided in an electronic format either by the Student & Instructional Services Office or the publisher.  You should receive this information by the end of the first week of the term. 

Questions?

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

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