Renewal of Appointment for Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants
All assistants shall maintain satisfactory academic records and progress toward degrees; their assistantships shall not be renewed if their academic progress is unsatisfactory.
Appointments are not renewed beyond the end of the academic term during which all degree requirements have been satisfied.
Appointments are not renewed if the assistant’s service to the University is unsatisfactory.
Appointments are not renewed if funding is unavailable.
Appointments are not renewed if the maximum periods (as stated in Period of Appointment are exceeded.
Maximum Periods of Appointment
Graduate assistants working toward a master’s degree normally may serve no longer than six (6) semesters, and graduate assistants working toward a Ph.D. degree, no more than eight (8) semesters
Renewal Procedures for Graduate Assistants
Graduate assistants wishing to have their appointments renewed must notify the DGS by February 1 for the next appointment period beginning August 16 or by October 15 for the next appointment period beginning January 1.