Be creative helping students. If you get a student to figure something out and another student is having the same trouble, get the first student to show the second. Encourage students to read the manuals, their notes, and help each other.
Students taking courses should have first priority for use of the computers at all times. Lab assistants will not be able to use a machine unless there is an unused computer and you have received permission from the instructor (most CDAE/AGRI 85 labs are full and there will not be free machines). You are welcome in the lab at all times, however, when you are in the lab you must be willing to help students.
Jonathan will send UVM Police Services a list of Lab Assistants (copy of letter will be posted on the wall in back of lab). As a lab assistant you will have access to the lab 24 hours a day during the semester. If you will be opening on the weekend, you will be given a lab key for the semester. UVM Police will unlock the building for you, and you will have a key to the lab.
CLOSING: Warn students at least one half hour ahead that the lab will be closing. If there are many students begging you to keep the lab open past the usual closing time it is OK to keep the lab open (and you can count these hours as time to get paid for Work Study) if you choose.
PLEASE KEEP THE LAB NEAT AND TIDY! As a lab assistant it is your responsibility to push chairs in, recycle scrap paper, erase the board, turn off all workstations and printers (leave hubs on that are under the bookshelves under the windows), turn off the lights, and lock the door.
No food or drinks on the benches next to the machines. It is OK for students to eat or drink if they are careful, but not next to the machines! Soda spilled on the keyboard is a $100 accident.
Encourage people to use walkperson headphones for music
listening. Be aware that most students need quiet concentration time in
the lab. encourage a quiet and friendly work space.
Deadline for submission of electronic timesheets is every other Monday at 8:00 am. Checks are generated every other week. You must keep up with reporting your hours for the two-week pay period. It will be difficult to get paid if you forget to submit electronic time sheets every two weeks!
Please keep track of your allotment. You will not be paid if you submit e-sheets after all your money has been earned.
SCHEDULING: A semi-permanent weekly schedule will be set up at the beginning of the semester. It is expected that you will arrive on time (preferably five minutes early) and not leave until the end of your shift. It is important not to leave the lab unattended for more than a few minutes that it takes to go to the bathroom or run a five minute errand.
If you find yourself waiting for your replacement lab assistant (I hope this will never happen!), try to find out where they are; call their phone number. If you cannot locate them call Jonathan Leonard (656-2979, 434-3787), or CDAE secretaries (656-2001) in that order.
If you know in advance that you will not, or wish not, to work
your regular hours, it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement
from the other lab assistants. CALL the other lab assistants (do not
just leave a note)
or send e-mail out on the lab distribution list. If you cannot find
call or e-mail Jonathan.
Lat updated 7 Sept 2010.