regular graduate assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week
and partial graduate assistants are expected to work 10 hours per week. In
the case of graduate teaching assistants, this time includes preparation
time and office hours, in addition to class and meeting time. See the section on Summer Term Assistantshipsfor information on work hours during the summer.
In general, graduate
assistants should not be assigned clerical duties or other duties more
appropriate for hourly student workers. A graduate assistantship should
contribute to the student’s professional skills and knowledge.
The term of service for
a 9-month (fall and spring academic terms) graduate assistantship normally
August 16 to May 15 (August 16 to December 31 for fall term only;
1 to May 15 for spring term only). Graduate assistants are not
work on University holidays, and are not expected to make up work
hours missed for holidays. Graduate teaching assistants are not normally
expected to work when classes are not in session, unless otherwise
specified in their letter of appointment. Other types of graduate
assistants are expected to work in accordance with the information
their letter of appointment. Some graduate assistants may be
work at specific times during the week, as described in their
appointment or agreed upon with their supervisor.