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The Graduate School

G-1 Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

Fellowships and Assistantships

Graduate Student Service Appointments -- Policies

The University provides for the employment of many graduate students as teaching, research, and staff assistants, predoctoral associates, predoctoral instructors, and predoctoral lecturers. Approximately three thousand five hundred such appointments were made during the past year.

The policy regarding these appointments is set forth in detail in the UAW Academic Student Employee Contract and Executive Order 28. Copies of these documents are available by clicking the hyperlink of the highlighted word or phrase. Executive Order 28 will be revised where it differs from the UAW contract. For now, Executive Order 28 is in effect, except in instances where it contradicts the UAW contract. Some of the information is provided below.

Appointments are granted only to graduate students who have carefully defined educational goals and who exhibit the highest intellectual competence and attainment. Succeeding appointments may be made if the student maintains high scholarship and continues to make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Graduate appointments are granted to graduate students only. An initial appointment may be offered to a student before being admitted formally to the Graduate School, but the appointment is contingent upon admission to graduate status before the beginning of the appointment.

Graduate students and prospective graduate students who wish to apply for a graduate student service appointment should talk to the department in which they wish to be appointed.