The Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum provides several opportunities to work with professors in a variety of research and teaching roles. Graduate students are encouraged to work with their academic adviser to seek out these experiences.

The department maintains a database of applications for these positions, and a new application is required every year. Each appointment is for one semester only and, pending available funds, might be renewed.

There are three titles that we commonly use:

  • Graduate assistantship
  • Graduate research assistantship
  • Graduate teaching assistantship

These assistantships generally come with fee waivers applied semester by semester, but a minimum .25 FTE (10 hours/week) assistantship is required to be eligible for a fee waiver. Fee waivers only include educational fees. All incidental fees must be paid by the student.

Graduate students who hold qualifying assistantships or fellowships from academic departments or qualified non-degree-granting programs and are in good academic standing in their home departments are eligible for the tuition waiver. Renewal of assistantships is also pending a “satisfactory” annual evaluation by the student’s adviser.

In addition to your academic adviser, feel free to check with staff in the department.