Associate Instructor (AI) Responsibilities

Many rights and responsibilities come with being an AI for the SoIC. Some of these may seem obvious; others are things that you may have never considered.

For the full list of your responsibilities as an AI, and for helpful advice on how to manage and fulfill these responsibilities, see the SOIC AI Handbook.

In general, AIs may be required to do some or all of the following as part of their responsibilities to their employer, instructor, and students. Please note that every assignment is different: some courses have lab sections, some do not; some professors choose to take attendance, some do not. Additionally, the kinds of student assignments you grade will vary from course to course, and some AIs will hold office hours, others might not. Remember, your primary job as an AI is to assist your faculty. Be proactive, be communicative, and be responsive. Talk to your faculty about what they need and expect of you.

  • Attend class
  • Attend AI meetings
  • Complete AI Training Program, as required (See AI Training Page)
  • Conduct Office Hours
  • Coordinate guest speakers
  • Find educational materials related to course
  • Facilitation, as needed
  • Generate solutions
  • Grade assignments/enter grades/re-grade assignments/justify grades
  • Lesson planning
  • Manage classroom
  • Motivate students
  • Post announcements
  • Prepping questions
  • Print class material
  • Proctor exams
  • Stay ahead by reading course materials
  • Student mentoring
  • Take attendance
  • Teach labs/lecture/discussions
  • Timesheets

In addition, there are some University-wide requirements that all IU employees must adhere to. These include IU (or state or federal) regulations on student privacy, sexual harassment, relations with students, and respect for students with disabilities. Again, for more information refer to the SOIC AI Handbook.