Readers and Tutors are hired on a quarterly basis.
The BSOE Academic Payroll Team sends the quarterly call to hire readers and tutors to instructors about 4 weeks prior to the start of the quarter.
Students are not permitted to begin working before completing the required payroll forms and work-authorization documents (see step 4 below).
- Readers: Grade student work including homework, papers, laboratory reports, and exams; attend lectures or labs; meet with supervisor (instructor). Readers cannot tutor or lead classroom activities.
- Tutors (Individual and Group): Available at established times for tutorial sessions; attend lectures or labs; meet with supervisor (instructor). Tutoring sessions may involve assisting students with: understanding course concepts; developing study strategies and methods for independent work; developing writing and critical thinking skills through reviewing; commenting on and discussing student work including homework and papers; preparing for exams. Tutors should not be assigned or be expected to perform, nor should perform, the duties of a Teaching Assistant such as: holding mandatory discussion sections; being responsible for grade recommendations of students enrolled in the class; providing direct instruction (e.g., delivering lectures or conducting substantive discussion sections).
- Individual Tutors: Available at established times for one-on-one tutorial sessions.
- Group Tutors: Available at established times for group tutorial sessions.
- Readers and Tutors may NOT begin work until the appointment is formally offered and accepted via the RTA system and all necessary payroll paperwork is completed.
- Readers and Tutors cannot begin working prior to the quarter start.
- Students cannot work more than 220 hours per quarter, 20 hours per week, or 8 hours per day, all campus jobs combined, during the academic year.
Step 1: Instructor
- After you receive the call direct interested students to apply the Reader Tutor Application (RTA) system.
- If you're unable to find a Reader/Tutor for your course, you may post your job on the BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter using your CruzID.
- You will receive an email notification when a student applies to your course. An application is not a guarantee of employment.
- Review the application(s) in the RTA System and allocate hours to the student(s) you wish to hire.
- The hours you allocate are the total hours the student may be able to work for the quarter.
- Important Note: The RTA is an open application system. You may receive applications from students you are not familiar with. Please consider all applications for employment.
Step 2: Academic Payroll
- Review student applications that have received an allocation of hours from the instructor, collaborating with the instructor as needed.
- Approves the application if appropriate.
Step 3: Student
- You will receive an email confirmation when you have applied to a course.
- An application is not a guarantee of employment.
- If your application is approved, you will receive a formal offer of employment email notice.
- You must accept the formal offer via the RTA system within two days.
- You are not permitted to begin working before completing the required payroll forms and work-authorization documents.
Step 4: Academic Payroll
- Sends instructions to the students to initiate remote on-boarding.
- Creates/updates a position in UCPath in the Position Management module.
- Completes Smart HR template transaction hire or PayPath re-hire once student completes their payroll documents.
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