Expectations

This page outlines expectations of all of CS50’s staff members.

Teaching Fellows

  • Lead one weekly lab
  • Hold one weekly tutorial
  • Attend office hours on Sundays from 3pm–5pm in Widener Library
  • Attend your weekly cohort meeting
  • Grade and leave feedback on student work by the course’s feedback deadline

Course Assistants

  • Hold two weekly tutorials
  • Attend office hours on Sundays from 3pm–5pm in Widener Library
  • Attend your weekly cohort meeting

All staff

Grading

  • You should not ask students about their grading basis (i.e., whether they are taking the course SUS or for a letter grade).
  • If you anticipate being late on completing your assigned grading for a given week, you should communicate with your Head Teaching Fellow, cc’ing heads@cs50.harvard.edu, before the grading deadline.

Academic Honesty

  • If you suspect a student has completed their work in violation of the course’s policy on academic honesty, you should respond to their work as usual. If grading their work, do not adjust the score yourself nor raise your concerns to the student. Privately email heads@cs50.harvard.edu with your concerns and, if possible, the submission in question.

Absences

  • You should communicate anticipated absences well in advance of the event itself, by emailing heads@cs50.harvard.edu.