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D-Clearance Process

SUMMER 2018
“D” CLEARANCE

Please read the instructions listed below prior to requesting “D” clearance

GRADUATE STUDENTS

March 2, 2018 – On Campus ISE students may request D-Clearance starting at 5:00 p.m.

March 5, 2018 – D-Clearance requests will begin to be processed for approval by end of the day.

On-Campus Students

D-Clearance Requests are managed through the myViterbi online system. Please login to http://myviterbi.usc.edu using your USCNetID.  Access, the D-Clearance Request Manager.

1) Non-ISE students will be granted a maximum of 1 D-clearance per semester.

2) Students will receive an email once the request has been processed. 

3) If you allow the D-Clearance to expire, you will be required to resubmit your request.

ISE Off-Campus DEN@Viterbi Students
D-Clearance Requests are handled through DEN Tools https://courses.uscden.net/d2l/login
If you have any problems, please email masters@gapp.usc.edu.

FALL 2018

“D CLEARANCE”

Please read the instructions listed below prior to requesting “D” clearance. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

March 23, 2018 – On Campus ISE students may request D-Clearance starting at 5:00 p.m.

March 26, 2018 – The ISE Student Services Office will begin processing D-Clearances requests.

April 23, 2018Non-ISE students will be allowed to request D-Clearances starting at
9:00 a.m.

Non ISE Studcnts – Are allowed to submit a maximum of 2 D-Clearance requests. Only 1 D-Clearance will be granted.

ISE On-Campus Students
D-Clearance Requests are managed through the myViterbi online system. Please login to http://myviterbi.usc.edu using your USCNetID. Access, the D-Clearance Request Manager.

1) ISE students are allowed to submit a maximum of 5 D-Clearance requests. Only 3 D-Clearances will be granted.

3) Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email notification from the myViterbi on-line “D” Clearance system.

4) If you allow the D-Clearance to expire, you will be required to resubmit your request.

5) The myViterbi on-line system for requesting D Clearance(s) for ISE course(s) will be turned off starting Friday, August 31st at noon.

6) On the third week of classes, students must obtain approval from the professor before trying to add a course. To obtain D-Clearance have the professor sign the Course Schedule Change form and bring it to the Epstein ISE Department Student Services Office at GER 247. https://arr.usc.edu/forms/RequestforChangeofProgram.pdf

ISE Off-Campus DEN@Viterbi Students
D-Clearance Requests are handled through DEN Tools https://courses.uscden.net/d2l/login
If you have any problems, please email masters@gapp.usc.edu.

ISE UNDERGRAD

You will receive D-Clearance with your academic advisor during your mandatory advising sessions.

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ISE Department Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching assistants are responsible for assisting their assigned professors in student instruction. Exact duties can vary from class to class but may include:

  • Creating solution sets for homework and examinations
  • Assisting students outside of class in understanding course material and assignments
  • Grading homework assignments
  • Providing tutorial sessions outside of normal class hours
  • Instructing students during scheduled laboratory sessions (if applicable)

All teaching assistants are expected to hold a minimum of 2 office hours per week for 25% appointments or 4 office hours per week for 50% appointments. Office hours must be held in the assigned room, according to a schedule determined with the instructor and the ISE Department.

On occasion (no more than twice per semester unless approved by the Chair), teaching assistants may act as a substitute instructor for their assigned professor.

Teaching assistants are not allowed to proctor final examinations.

The normal workload for a 25% appointment is 10 hours per week. The normal workload for a 50% appointment is 20 hours per week.

Ph.D students have priority for TA assignments over other graduate students.

ISE Department Grader Job Description

Graders are responsible for assisting their assigned professors and/or teaching assistants in grading problem sets and non-essay homework assignments. Graders are expected to meet with professors and/or TAs as needed to discuss assignment grading. Graders may also assist the professors in creating answer sheets and handouts, under direction from the course professor or TA. Graders are not responsible for grading tests, providing classroom instruction or tutorials, or holding office hours.

Workload and compensation varies from course to course depending on the number of students.

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