Requirements to Maintain Assistantship
The graduate assistantship provides an opportunity for a graduate student to serve in a professional role and to establish a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. Only graduate students holding regular admission to a degree program are eligible for graduate assistantships.
Students holding assistantships are to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in order to remain eligible for assistantship support. Any student with an assistantship who fails to achieve a 3.0 GPA will have one semester to raise his or her average to the minimum level. Failure to do so will result in the termination of the assistantship. This policy applies to appointments for the summer semester as well as the academic year. Graduate students who fail to achieve a 3.0 GPA over two consecutive semesters may be suspended or terminated from their academic programs at The University of Toledo.
Graduate assistants will be assigned specific duties by their immediate supervisors either as teaching assistants, research assistants, administrative assistants, or interns. Graduate Assistants should completely understand their duties before beginning the academic semester in which they are assigned. An assistant can be terminated for one or more of the following: neglect of duty, failure to make adequate progress toward the degree, incompetence, and/or financial condition of the University. Terminations of Graduate Assistantships due to any of these conditions may cause revocation of all or a portion of the tuition scholarship. The decision to terminate will involve the College of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Assistant's immediate supervisor.
Length of Employment and Enrollment
The length of appointment for the assistantship will be determined by the graduate program the student is admitted to in Banner. All graduate students are required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours in order to be classified as a full-time student of The University of Toledo. Part-time graduate assistants are required to take 6 credit hours of graduate coursework for each semester of appointment. Dropping below these required hours of coursework may result in reduction of stipend or termination of the assistantship. Please check with your academic department before dropping any courses. It is also stronly recommended to discuss plan with the registrar's office and/or financial aid; if receiving any loans. As of Summer 2011, all graduate assistantships will be determined on the student's degree completion status. Once the student has completed their graduate program requirements, their assistantship may continue for only 1 additional semester.