Instructional Services

General Information Autumn Quarter 2022

The Instructional Services Office acts as a liaison between faculty, teaching assistants, and students and designs to meet the needs of both Graduate and Undergraduate students daily. 

Office Hours are Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Listed below are some of the services our office provides:

  • Please  email (tkurns@uchicago.edu; 773-702-7019) if you can't make your laboratory because of illness or some other reason(s)

  • You need copies of homework assignments, handouts, lecture notes, etc.

  • KPTC lost & found; looking for any items lost (KPTC 205)

  • If you need to get in touch with your Discussion or Laboratory TA

  • If you need to get in touch with your Course Instructor

  • If you need to make any changes to your assigned laboratory or Physics course

We are here to help you with general Physics course-related information, etc. It would be best to stop by the Physics Instructional Services Office during office hours, phone at 773-702-7019, or email tkurns@uchicago.edu.

Laboratory Section Assignment Information

All students in the following courses should consult my.Uchicago.edu beginning the first day of the Quarter to confirm their Lab Section assignments:

  • Physical Sciences 11600

  • Physics 12100-01

  • Physics 12100-02

  • Physics 13100-01

  • Physics 13100-02

  • Physics 13100-03

  • Physics 14100-01

  • Physics 14100-02

Confirmation ensures that you are assigned a lab at the right time. All Students MUST be registered for a Lab Section to be in the course.

If you are assigned the wrong lab and/or no lab, you should immediately report to Instructional Services via email at tkurns@uchicago.edu as soon as possible to resolve any registration discrepancies.

All changes in course registration, either adding or dropping courses or lab section changes, must be made through the Physics Instructional Services Office (KPTC 205) no later than the end of Thursday, week 1 of the Quarter. Subsequent changes will start the following Monday again,  week 2.

Please note that undergraduate laboratories begin in week 3 of each Quarter unless otherwise indicated in handouts and/or literature given out by the instructor teaching the course. Even if you receive verification of the lab section you are assigned to from the Registrar's Office -- PLEASE CHECK AGAIN TO BE SURE YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO A LAB SECTION AND REGISTERED FOR A PHYSICS COURSE.

If you have not registered for a course, you must do a COURSE ADD with the Instructional Services Office. Please email tkurns@uchicago.edu for an in-person or zoom appointment.  

Any LAB SECTION CHANGE must also be done in KPTC 205(via in-person or online).

ALL Registration Request Consent Forms must be signed in KPTC 205 (Instructional Services Office) only--not by the Course Instructors.

Discussion Sections Information

Discussion Sections will begin meeting in week 2 of the Quarter. Students should consult my.uchicago.edu and Canvas for  Discussion Section assignments.

Faculty and Teaching Assistants Office Hours Information

Office hours for each instructor and teaching assistant will be available via course handouts, web pages, and/or the Canvas site.

Final Exams

Graded final exams from the previous Quarter will be available in KPTC 205 until the middle of the current Quarter.

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