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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Employment, Affirmative Action and Civil Rights

Chapter No. 3.5.3

Issue: Graduate Assistants and Doctoral Fellow Programs

Effective Date: 9-12-1966

Revision Date: 3-21-2006

UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of the University to administer graduate assistant and doctoral fellow programs for qualified graduate students.

 

UNIVERSITY PRACTICE

University practices for implementing this policy include:

  1. The graduate assistant and doctoral fellow programs are administered by the Graduate School and the respective academic departments.
  2. Graduate assistants are paid a variable stipend based on market factors and applicant qualifications. Stipends are prorated based on 50%, 75% or spring/summer appointment. Doctoral fellows are paid a fixed rate. Stipends may not go below a base amount set by the Graduate School.
  3. Graduate assistants and doctoral fellows are expected to be full-time graduate students.
  4. Normal workload of 20 hours per week and an academic load of 12 hours during an academic year (fall-winter).
  5. Full-time graduate assistants receive tuition and fee coverage for a maximum of 18 credits during the fiscal year. Full-time doctoral fellows receive tuition and fee coverage for 27-36 credit hours depending upon year in doctoral program.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of this policy. The Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for the daily administration of this policy.

 

SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE

This policy applies to all graduate assistants and doctoral fellows.

 

 

Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, September 12, 1966; para. .425M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, May 19, 1976; para. .1643M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, September 18, 1993; para. 4739M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, March 21, 2006; para. .6590M.