Graduate Assistantships

 
Teaching and Research assistantships require a weekly time commitment not to exceed an average of twenty (20) hours per week.
 
Teaching assistants are required to attend regularly-scheduled lectures, to lead no more than four weekly discussion sections, to hold regular office hours, to meet regularly with the supervising faculty, and to correct and grade student papers. The maximum number of students per teaching assistantship will be eighty (80), unless otherwise noted.
 
The supervising faculty or advisor may define additional duties and expectations for graduate assistants, research assistants, or fellows in accord with policies and practices described in the Department’s Faculty Handbook and mentoring policy document.
The renewal of assistantships is tied to prior guarantees of funding, satisfactory performance in this assignment, progress-to-degree, departmental needs, and budgetary resources.
 
Statements of Mutual Expectations
1) Research Assistant Statement of Mutual Expectations - https://go.umd.edu/UJ8
2) Teaching Assistant Statement of Mutual Expectations - https://go.umd.edu/UJu
 
Mentoring Best Practices - https://go.umd.edu/UJL