Lecturing and tutoring
There is a minimum of 200 contact sessions. One contact session is a 45-minutes. All contact sections irrespective of the course lectured are weighted as 1.
Trainees may exceed 200 contact sessions, subject to:
Contact sessions must include at least one week of lecturing or a maximum of four weeks. This varies per section. These contact sessions may include hours allocated to tutoring Business Analysis and Governance,
Important guidelines that all academic trainees must adhere to the following guidelines:
Preparation of teaching material for student consultation: Trainees must liaise with course convener regarding existing material, printing deadlines, etc.
Setting & Marking assessments
Responsibilities regarding setting assessments include:
Important to note:
Responsibilities regarding marking include:
NB: Trainees should always remember the importance of upholding the integrity of the marking process (elaborated on here).
In this regard, trainees must liaise with course conveners to:
Two vital points to remember in respect of setting and marking:
There is a set minimum of 75 invigilation hours during the year. This excludes the undergraduate May/June and Oct/Nov exams i.e. these invigilation hours are in addition to the minimum. This minimum includes the invigilation of tests/projects/exams. These hours can also include any of the courses in the College i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate as well as courses that you do not teach.
Attendance at all academic fora are mandatory unless there is a clash with teaching commitments in the College.
Commerce Education Group (CEG)
Attendance is strongly recommended.
Student support initiatives that trainees are expected to participate in:
Social and Community Engagement
All ATs are required to participate in community engagement.
Important notes about external/outside work:
Training with firms
Enquire as to when these are planned for 2021 and update “work allocation” spreadsheet accordingly. Inform course conveners and make arrangements where clashes with UCT commitments are foreseen/expected. Note that it is a condition of SAICA’s Academic Traineeship Programme that you attend training when required to do so by your firms. In addition, the firms may require you to do “vac work” during the June/July break.
Declare any conflicts of interest, relationships with students, etc. to HOC (who will inform course conveners, etc where relevant
Please see attached University policy. In addition, as ATs, you have transitioned into a professional working environment – it is understandable that you will have friends who are students and that you will interact with those students as well as other students outside of the UCT environment. Be aware of how these relationships and interactions are managed and are perceived by others. (Please see details on this policy here) .
Other guidelines related to the Academic Traineeship programme:
Academic Trainees Leave Policy
Confidentiality and Security
Special Relationships between staff and students