Disability Services Graduate Assistantship
To provide a broad exposure to disability in higher education and
specific knowledge of the provision of services to students with disabilities.
with the writing and editing of Disability Services’ semi-annual newsletter and
coordinate the printing of the newsletter.
pre-admission contacts with students, parents, and high school personnel
inquiring about support services for students with disabilities.
with current students to discuss accommodations, services, and campus
the office at Admissions events and other classroom and campus presentations.
with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at
increasing disability awareness, including awareness month programming in
with the coordination of support services for students with disabilities, i.e.
readers, notetakers, and sign language interpreters.
with the Disability Services orientation sessions for various disability
Alliance for Disability Awareness (ADA) and other specific committees as
determined by the Director.
in the maintenance of the office’s website.
office staff in maintaining records.
with general office operations.
other duties as assigned.
Work Load: Twenty hours per week. Regular office hours are to be posted and
Initial selections are made from students enrolled in the Student
Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program. The Director of the SAAHE program coordinates
assignment of assistantships. If an
assignment is not made through the SAAHE program, the position may be filled by
Supervision: The Director of Disability Services provides on-going
Evaluation/Renewal/Termination: Performance appraisals will be held at
the end of each semester. Appointments are normally for only one year but may
be extended with the approval of the Director of the SAAHE program. The appointment may be terminated for failure
to perform responsibilities and/or failure to take corrective actions as
determined by the Director of Disability Services.
Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a yearly
stipend, paid over 10 months. The amount of the stipend may change from year to
year. Graduate students also receive a remission of the
contingent portion of the general fee,
remission of the graduate course fee, and an out-of-state fee waiver. Summer
assistantships may be available. The stipend for summer assistantships is 15%
of base salary (stipend) per summer session.