Ibn Haldun University School of Graduate Studies contributes to the academic career of enrolled students by employing them as Teaching Fellows (TF) or Research Assistants (RA).
Teaching Fellow (TF):
The specific responsibilities and duties of a Teaching Fellow may vary depending on the university courses which they are involved. In general, however, Teaching Fellows assist in the delivery of university courses and provide support to both faculty and students. Here are some general duties and roles of a Teaching Fellow:
- Teaching Support: Teaching Fellows often assist faculty members in the planning and delivery of lectures and seminars. They may help prepare course materials, lead discussions, conduct tutorials, and provide one-to-one or small-group tuition to students.
- Grading and assessment: Teaching Fellows are involved in the marking of exams and other assessments. They review student work, provide feedback, and help evaluate student performance.
- Course development: Some Teaching Fellows may contribute to the design of syllabi, lesson plans, and teaching materials.
- Office hours and student support: Teaching Fellows often hold office hours where students can seek academic support, clarification or additional guidance.
- Administrative duties: Teaching Fellows may be involved in administrative tasks related to the courses they support. This may include organizing and managing courses, coordinating schedules, and assisting with logistics.
- Academic ethics and compliance: Teaching assistants often ensure that research follows ethical guidelines and regulations. They may assist in obtaining informed consent from participants, maintaining confidentiality, and adhering to ethical standards set by the institution or research body.
Research Fellow (RF):
A research fellow is a person who provides support and assistance to researchers in the conduct of scientific or academic research. Sometimes they also help faculty members in the delivery of departmental courses. The specific responsibilities of a research fellow may vary depending on the area of research, the nature of the project, and the requirements of the research team or department. Research fellows play a crucial role in supporting the research process and contributing to the successful completion of research projects. Here are some of the more common roles and responsibilities of a research fellow:
- Literature review: Research fellows often assist with the conduct of literature reviews in order to gather relevant information on the research topic. They search for and review existing studies, articles, and publications to gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.
- Data Collection: Research fellows may be involved in collecting data through various methods such as surveys, interviews, observations or experiments. They follow established protocols, administer questionnaires, record observations or conduct experiments under the supervision of the researcher.
- Data entry and management: Once data has been collected, research fellows are responsible for organizing and managing the data. They may enter data into databases or spreadsheets, check for accuracy, and ensure proper storage and documentation of research materials.
- Literature and reference management: Research fellows help organize and manage references using citation management software. They format citations, create bibliographies, and ensure the accuracy and consistency of reference lists.
- Laboratory or experimental support: In areas of research that involve laboratory work or experiments, research fellows help set up equipment, prepare materials, and perform tasks necessary to support experiments. They may also help maintain laboratory supplies and ensure proper safety protocols.
- Research ethics and compliance: Research fellows often ensure that research follows ethical guidelines and regulations. They may assist in obtaining informed consent from participants, maintaining confidentiality, and adhering to ethical standards set by the institution or research body.
- Administrative support: Research fellows may help with administrative tasks related to research projects, such as scheduling meetings, coordinating with collaborators, organizing research materials, or managing project budgets.
- Publication submission: Research fellows may also assist with turning academic studies into articles, identifying appropriate journals, and tracking article submissions.
- Project submission: Research fellows often help turn academic studies into projects and follow the submission process by liaising with the project support office.