We provide information concerning graduate assistantship policies and regulations. Students enrolled in a graduate degree program may be hired on a competitive basis to work either in academic departments or administrative units as Research, Teaching, or Professional assistants. Graduate assistants in good academic standing and meeting full-time enrollment requirements receive a stipend and a waiver of the non-resident fee. Graduate assistants may receive tuition remission for each Fall and Spring semester in which they are employed, depending on their workload, job duties and the funding source for the tuition.
There is no central listing of openings. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship are encouraged to contact their degree program.
Categories of Graduate Assistants (GA's)
Teaching Assistant works in support of instructional programs with such duties as preparing examinations, grading papers, assisting in preparation of lectures, presentations in laboratories or classrooms, conducting lectures, tutoring and leading discussion groups. The assistant is not the instructor of record nor primarily responsible for assigning grades.
Teaching Assistant - IOR students provide instruction to undergraduate students and are instructor of record for undergraduate courses, independent of a faculty member. Only students who have a master’s degree or at least 18 graduate credit hours in the area of instruction are eligible to be employed in this capacity. Per Louisiana Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.20 “Assessment and Certification of Faculty English Proficiency” TA-IOR appointees must meet the University’s requirement for assessing English Proficiency. For non-native English speakers, this may be determined by either TOEFL of 100 or IELTS 7.5 or PTE 61.
Research Assistant (RA) duties consist of various research assignments.
GA-Other (Also known as Professional Assistant) students perform technical or administrative functions. Work assignments should complement the degree goals, foster professional development, and expand student’s skills and knowledge.
Graduate Assistantship Notes
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