The Instructional Support Group is an integral part of the School of Computer Science. It is made up of undergraduate co-op student Instructional Support Assistants (ISAs), graduate student Instructional Apprentices (IAs), graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs), and full-time supervisors, Instructional Support Coordinators (ISCs) and Instructor/Coordinators.

We coordinate support for the following Computer Science courses: CS 100, 105, 106, 114, 115, 116, 135, 136, 136L, 137, 138, 145, 146, 200, 230, 231, 234, 240, 240E, 241, 241E, 245, 245E, 246, 246E, 247, 251, 341, 343, 346, 348, 349, and 350. We also support a Software Engineering course SE212. These courses have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • large enrolments
  • more than one section
  • a portion of the final grade comes from a lab component
  • the labs are scheduled by the registrar
  • the course instructors change often

Our mission

We are a service organization devoted to delivering high quality education to students in a manner that is fair and respectful to everyone. There are three main ways in which we meet this goal:

  • We form temporary partnerships with faculty members and sessional instructors to support them in their teaching roles
  • We ensure that students receive quality instruction and assistance by providing the necessary software assistance and staff training
  • We provide supplementary teaching resources to the School by taking on the instructor role to teach CS courses when there is a need