The following policies govern the selection, supervision, performance, and evaluation of graduate assistants for the General Research and Editing Assistantship in the Center for Business and Economic Research.
Graduate assistants provide valuable assistance to the staff of the Center for Business and Economic Research in a broad spectrum of activities. In return, the graduate assistant receives experience that should be academically and professionally valuable. Graduate assistants receive monetary compensation and fee remission.
General Description of Job
Performs general research support and editing for various research projects conducted by the center; works under general supervision of the director of research, exercising initiative and independent judgement in the performance of assigned tasks; schedules 20 hours of work per week from beginning of semester through final exams.
The preceding list is not exhaustive. Additional duties will be assigned.
General Qualification Requirements
The director of research will supervise and evaluate the graduate students performance each semester. The evaluation will be discussed with the student and placed in the students permanent work file. Performance criteria are organizational ability, quality of work, professional behavior, and interpersonal skills. Graduate assistants must reapply for a continuation of their assistantship if their graduate programs extend beyond the current academic year. Graduate assistants may be terminated if they violate departmental, Graduate School, or university policies.
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 percent of base salary (stipend) per summer session.
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