Because I'm graduating this semester, my teaching assistant position is ending. This morning I got an e-mail from my boss (she sent it out to all the TAs) saying that she was going to leave a USB in our office for us to put our powerpoints, lesson plans, worksheets, speech outlines - basically anything we created to teach in our classes so that they can give it to the new TAs for the fall. I was also asked to include all the exams I've made since I'm in charge of creating the exams.
I don't know how I feel about this. I don't have a problem leaving the exams, for the most part I just pulled the questions from a test bank that comes with the textbook we used. However, I don't really like that I'm expected to leave everything else. I guess I see all the powerpoints, lesson plans, worksheets, speech outlines I've created as my intellectual property and I don't see why I should just hand them over. I spent countless hours over breaks and outside of time I was being paid to create all of these materials. Additionally, my boss said she was going to assign us each a new TA to mentor over the summer. My contract ends when the semester ends...in two weeks. Why exactly should I be expected to mentor everyone when I'm not getting paid anymore?
Basically what this feels like to me is the department doesn't want to spend the time to train the new TAs so they want those of us who are leaving to do it for free. Quite frankly I haven't had a great experience at this university. I wouldn't recommend the program to anyone and I can't wait to get the hell out of here. But I'm worried that if I refuse to leave my teaching materials then I'll end up burning some bridges that I still need. But I'm also frustrated that they feel they can demand these things of me without any sort of payment and I feel like they are taking advantage of me. So I'm just not sure what I should do at this point.
Edited to add paragraphs!