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Will Styler

Assistant Teaching Professor - UC San Diego

Guide for Potential Undergrad IAs

So, you’re interested in being an undergrad IA for Will in one of his classes? Awesome! Motivated and interested students are a wonderful asset to the team, students report it being a great experience, and everybody benefits from great Undergrad IAs (‘UGIAs’).

This page has some details for you about the joys, the requirements, the expectations, and the timeline for the process.

Benefits

The benefits here are myriad, but among them are…

No matter the class, you’ll be a member of the instructional team, hosting office hours, helping students, doing some grading, proctoring exams, potentially leading sections, and mostly helping make the class a friendly and happy place for new linguists.

Requirements

The formal requirements from the academic senate for UGIAs are…

My (Will Styler’s) additional requirements are…

Note also that I generally get far more interested students than I have available spots for IAs, and generally speaking, students who I know better and whose performance and passion I’ve seen firsthand will get precedence. So, meeting these requirements is not a guarantee that you’ll get to IA for me, please don’t be hurt if I can’t find a slot for you, and feel free to ask again later!

Expectations

If you’re curious about my expectations for IAs, both grad and undergrad, you can check out my full IA Expectations and Goals.

Timeline

Here’s how the process works:

As soon as you know you’re interested

Week 7-8 of the quarter prior to your planned IAship:

Week -1 of the quarter of IAship:

Week 1 of your IAship: