Section 9.3: CATEGORIES FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
Research Assistantship (RA)
A student receiving a Research Assistantship is expected to assist a faculty member in his or her research or other scholarly activities. No teaching or service responsibilities are assigned to full-time Research Assistants.
Teaching Assistantship (TA)
A student receiving a Teaching Assistantship is expected to assist a faculty instructor of record (e.g., recitations, laboratories, grading) or be the instructor of record in their own course.
Administrative Assistantship (AA)
A student receiving an Administrative Assistantship is expected to work in service that promotes the mission(s) of the unit or University. These assistantships exclude responsibilities that would typically be assigned to current office staff, personal errands for faculty/staff etc.