Course Assistants (CAs)

What is a Course Assistant?

Course Assistants (commonly called "CAs" or "TAs") in the Computer Science Department, are graduate or coterminal students that work part-time to assist instructors throughout the duration of a course. Duties can include:

  • Grading
  • Holding office hours
  • Helping to create homework assignments
  • Pre-flighting exams
  • Leading discussion/review sections
  • Moderating Piazza discussion boards & emails

If a CAship is something that you might be interested in, please check out our page for "Prospective CA's" to get some additional information. If you've looked through the information and FAQ's section of our CA pages and have additional questions, please send an email to either Meredith Hutchin at or Danielle Hoversten at

If you can think of anything to add to these resources, please let us know!