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Indiana University Bloomington

Chair
Elizabeth Housworth
(812) 855-2200

Undergraduate Program

UGI/UGG Assignment Descriptions

Qualifications:

Applicants must be enrolled undergraduate students at Indiana University. Graduate students are not eligible for these positions. Applicants must be math majors or have a strong math background, preferably including M301 or M303 and M311. At a minimum, applicants must have taken M211 and M212, or the equivalent, with very good grades. Although the position is for one semester, there is no limit to the number of semesters a person can work.

UGI Assignments:

UGI's work about 8-10 hours per week assisting Finite Mathematics (A118 or M118), Brief Calculus I (M119), or Basic Algebra (M014 and M018).

Finite Mathematics or Brief Calculus I

UGI helps distribute materials, quizzes and exams in class; helps grade quizzes and multiple-choice exams; answers questions and solves problems during help sessions. Everyone assisting M118 or M119 is required to conduct one 2-hour departmental help session each week. Some instructors expect their UGI to attend all classes.

For a Finite assignment, knowledge of elementary probability (M365 or M463) and linear algebra (M301 or M303) is preferred.

For a Brief Calculus assignment, the UGI needs at least two semesters of calculus (M211 and M212); familiarity with a graphing calculator is desirable.

Basic Algebra

UGI tutors students in algebra, precalculus, and finite in the Math Learning Center, Swain East 340. Experience with Finite is highly desirable.

UGG Assignments:

UGG's average about 5-8 hours per week grading homework and quizzes for Trigonometic Functions (M026), Precalculus with Trigonometry (M027), and Math for Elementary Teachers I-III (T101-T103). All grading is done from home; no classroom duties or office hours/help sessions are required.

Application Process:

For applications please see the attached PDF or visit Rawles Hall, room 115, the main office of the Math Department. New applicants are expected to provide two letters of reference, preferably from Math Department faculty, an unofficial transcript, and the department's application form. Re-hires need only submit a new application form.

Applications and letters should be sent directly to:

gradmath@indiana.edu (as email attachments; this is the preferred method),

or

Indiana University Department of Mathematics
Graduate Studies
Rawles Hall 129
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

For the Fall semester applications should be submitted by the beginning of April. For the Spring semester applications should be submitted by the beginning of November. There are no UGG/UGI positions available in the summer.

Please email gradmath@indiana.edu if you have any questions about the positions or application process.