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Undergraduate Program

Recitations and Workshops



Become a Teaching Assistant, Workshop Leader, or Grader

The math department employs many undergraduate students each semester as teaching assistants, workshop leaders, and graders. General information about employment with the Department of Mathematics is available HERE.

On rare occasions, there are openings for new TAs or graders for the spring. If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions in Spring 2018, fill out the form linked HERE.

The application for Fall 2018 will appear here in March 2018.



Mathematics courses numbered 141-165 frequently have recitations and workshops associated to them. These are small-group weekly meetings designed to support and enrich student learning.

How to Sign Up for Recitations and Workshops

The sign-ups will open Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

SOME COURSES WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 at 5:30

These include: MTH 143, MTH 161, 162.

To access your course’s sign-up page:

  • Sign in to blackboard, and look under “My Organizations”.
  • Click on “2017-Fall-Recitations-Math ###”.
  • You will be taken to the sign-up page for your course.

Instructions

These are the instructions to follow once you have gone to the correct “My Organizations” page. These instructions are also posted on the page itself.

  • Click on Recitation (or Workshop) Sign-up in the left panel. You’ll get “Math ### Recitations”.
  • Click to sign up. You’ll get a list of recitations. Choose carefully. You may only choose one. Changes are possible, but they lead to delays.*
  • The one you choose will be listed whenever you return to the organization page from blackboard.

*Use care when choosing a recitation time. Keep your schedule in mind. For example, if you are an athlete, avoid times that will conflict with practice or travel to away games. If you mistakenly choose a time that you are not able to attend, send an email to kmadhu@ur.rochester.eduIn the subject line, put your last name and your course number. (MTH ###, not the 5-digit crn.)  In the  body of your email  include only the following:

  • Your name (again)
  • Your course number (again) 
  • The recitation you mistakenly chose--day, time, and place.

You will not be re-assigned, so there is no need to say which recitation you would prefer. You will be removed from the incorrect recitation. You will be notified when you are clear to choose another recitation. Again, if you choose carefully to begin with, you will be able to avoid the delay this process will entail.