Graduate students receiving remuneration from departmental sources for services rendered are classified either as Graduate Teaching Assistants or as Graduate Research Assistants, depending on whether support is derived from general funds or research contracts and grants, respectively. Graduate Assistants who serve for twenty (20) hours per week or less are considered to be full-time students. Graduate students deriving fellowship support are obliged only to the terms of their fellowship.
Personnel decisions regarding graduate teaching assistants are made by the chairman of the department. Those regarding graduate research assistants are made by the principal investigator, and are subject to approval by the chairman of the department. Only the chairman of the department may waive the provisions of these guidelines in individual circumstances.