2,901: Graduate Assistant Workweek Policy

Last Revised: August 2005

All graduate assistants on five month or ten month full time contracts are required to devote the equivalent of 20 hours per week for 17 weeks to their university duties for each regular academic semester when holding a half time appointment.  If the graduate assistantship is for a 12-month period, the additional conditions of work for summer months and the semester break must be stipulated in the contract.

The assignment of duties and the equivalent time shall be left to the discretion of the department chair, or similar appropriate officer, with the approval of the academic dean. Assigned duties are to be consistent with graduate education.