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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4295 

Occ. Group: 313.887  

Instructional Aide

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under close supervision. Work performed in assisting in the various educational training programs and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Directs activities of student in the instructor's absence.

Works with individual students on specific tasks.

Assists in planning and developing the day's activities.

Assists instructor with clerical tasks.

Assists in handing out and grading tests.

Operates various machines used in classroom or laboratory.

Assists in program development.

Performs other work as required. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of instructional methods, materials and programs.

Knowledge of the basic concept of the field in which the instruction is being given.

Ability to operate machines used in the classroom or laboratory.

Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with established procedures.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Completion of 15 college quarter hours in the field of instruction. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        3     512011122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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