Departmental Research Assistantships

Graduate students supported by assistantships that are funded by the department may take up to nine hours of course work per semester, but not more than 24 hours per year. The graduate student will be assigned a work supervisor (who may or may not be the major professor). Graduate students are expected to conduct and complete their work assignments in a professional manner.

There will be differences in work assignments. Some students will have what appear to be easier job assignments while others will appear to have more difficult job assignments. While gross inequities in job assignments are avoided, strict equality is typically not possible. Students on the Department’s payroll must report any other University employment to the department head. Specific procedures on reporting the hours worked are to be obtained from the Departmental Bookkeeper.