Graduate and Teaching Assistantships
Graduate assistantships are awarded to students for service to further the University’s academic mission, but not directly related to their dissertation or preparation for it. Examples are offering administrative support by editing a journal, managing a website, or assisting a faculty member with developing or coordinating a conference.
Teaching assistantships are awarded to students who perform duties ranging from reading and grading assignments, running discussion sections or labs, or teaching sections of undergraduate courses, all while continuing the University’s academic mission and their own academic requirements and training.
- Requirements for Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants
Students pursuing assistantships need to complete certain requirements.
- Best practices for graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs)
The Graduate School recommends guidelines for relationships between faculty and their TAs.