Graduate Teaching Assistants
During the 9-month academic year, appointments are limited to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week.
Appointments during the summer are normally also for twenty (20) hours per week, leaving the balance of time available for thesis or dissertation development. some prospects may require forty (40) hours per week in the summer to complete.
During the 9-month academic year, teaching assistants must be registered as full-time students. However, if the teaching assistant has completed all the course requirements for the degree, enrollment as a part-time student is permitted.
Graduate Research Students
The service load of a graduate research assistant is normally determined by the principal investigator. However, during the 9-month academic year, appointments are normally limited to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week. However, if the assistant has completed course requirements for the degree and if the research service is being used to partially satisfy degree requirements, appointments of forty (40) hours per week may be made.