Graduate Assistant Request Forms
Request for Approval of Graduate Assistant Appointment over 50 percent or less than 25 percent
In general, graduate assistant appointments should not be less than 25 percent, and all units are urged to offer 50-percent appointments when possible, even if this reduces the overall number of students supported. If there is an academic necessity for an appointment of less than 25 percent, the hiring unit must offer at least 4 units of tuition and full payment of student health and dental insurance and the Health Service fee.
The combination of employment and assistantship duties should not exceed 50 percent of the graduate assistant's total effort, with the exception of summer term, when there is no restriction on the time commitment. Because of the potential risk to students' timely academic progress, the Graduate School does not typically approve over-50 percent Graduate Assistantships.