Instructor of Record
The objective of the Instructor of Record document is to provide definitions for the Instructor of Record categories of primary instructor, secondary instructor, course director, graduate instructor, and course administrator to ensure an accurate record of the teaching assignments. This policy includes the teaching assignments of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and other appointments (compensated and non-compensated) as are overseen by the department chair/director, or other instructional faculty. This information is critical to ensure data integrity in reporting teaching loads to UM System, within myVita, and academic program review.
All categories of instructors noted below will be entered in myZou (by their department admin) and will feed into the learning management system from myZou as listed.
|MyZou role||MyVita course workload||Canvas role||Canvas enrollment process||Can user request Canvas site?|
|Primary Instructor||Assigned a %||Teacher||Automatic||Yes|
|Secondary Instructor||Assigned a %||Teacher||Automatic||Yes|
|Course Director||Assigned a %||No role||No role in Canvas||Yes|
|Graduate Instructor||Assigned a %||Teacher||Automatic||Yes|
|Teaching Assistant||Does not factor||TA||Automatic||No|
|Administrator||Does not factor||No role||No role in Canvas||Yes|
|No Role in MyZou||No Role in MyVita||Observer||Manual by Teacher, TA, Admin||No|
|No Role in MyZou||No Role in MyVita||Grader||Manual (Admin only)||No|
|No Role in MyZou||No Role in MyVita||Course Designer||Manual (Admin only)||No|
Users who have permission to request a Canvas site can use the online request form.