From Electrical Engineering TA Handbook
Here is some helpful information about "setting up shop" as a TA. There are also a few items that should be taken care of as soon as possible to ensure that classes run smoothly.
If you need a text for the course you are TAing, please contact the EE Student Services office at email@example.com to make arrangements to borrow one for the quarter in which you are TAing.
Problem session rooms
To reserve a room for problem sessions or if you need a large room for weekly meetings, please contact our course scheduling specialist and fill out a Classroom Scheduling Request Form. (If you are teaching a televised course, make room arrangements through SCPD.) You will need the course number, instructor, number of seats needed, preferred day/time, alternate day/time and your email and phone number when requesting a reservation from our office. It will be very difficult to find rooms for 10:00AM - noon and for 1:00PM-3:15PM because these are popular course times. It is easy to find rooms after 4:15PM. Also, requests made during the first week of classes are usually not processed until the second week of the quarter because the Registrar is too busy moving actual courses that have outgrown their assigned rooms. If at all possible, let us know a couple of weeks ahead of the time that you need the room. You can always ask for a change if students in the course have a schedule conflict.
Midterm and Final Exam Scheduling and Seating
If your classroom is not large enough to accommodate alternate seating or if you prefer another classroom for your exam, contact Meo Kittiwanich in Packard 174; firstname.lastname@example.org EARLY to make arrangements.
To reserve rooms in Packard for office hours, go to http://eeta.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.pl. To edit this site, use the login: eeta with the password: pckrd. This site can be viewed by anyone, so you can invite your students to find your office hours there. The calendars have a search feature to make it easier to find office hours. To reserve a room, click on "Add Reservation", then follow the directions in the web page. Once submitted, the reservation will appear on the calendar but the time period will be in red until approved by Keith Gaul, the EE Lab Manager. No one else will be able to reserve that time period. (Calendar checks for overlap). After verification, you will be emailed a door code OR the reason why your request was not approved. If you have any questions, see Keith Gaul (Packard 112; email@example.com; 723-1660). To activate your Stanford ID, go see Kenny Green (Packard 115; firstname.lastname@example.org; 724-3310). This will allow access to Packard after hours. Rooms fill up quickly so sign up as early as you possibly can. If the rooms in Packard are taken, TAs will frequently use their own personal office (if they have one) as a TA office, but this should be viewed as a back-up plan. For classes that require a lot of computer access, Sweet Hall is a good place to hold office hours. There is a table as you enter the 2nd floor from the stairs that TAs will often claim for an hour or two. There is no way to reserve the table, so beware that it may be occupied when you get there.
To photocopy materials for the course, you should get the course related copy code from your instructor or his/her administrator (It should not be the instructor's research code).