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Graduate Assistants, Fellows & Instructors

Appealing Graduate Assistantship Evaluation or Termination

A student with a graduate assistantship may appeal a decision regarding an assistantship in the following circumstances: Unfair dismissal. Prejudiced or capricious academic program evaluation. Stipend not commensurate with that of other graduate students with the same status in the same academic program. If you are a graduate student and believe one of the above

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Fellowship and Assistantship Acceptance Deadline

The University of Missouri is a signatory to the Council of Graduate Schools resolution regarding the offering and acceptance of financial aid. Specifically, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support for the coming academic year before April 15. When a student accepts an offer before this date and subsequently desires to withdraw

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Fellowship and Assistantship Acceptance Deadline

The University of Missouri is a signatory to the Council of Graduate Schools resolution regarding the offering and acceptance of financial aid. Specifically, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support for the coming academic year before April 15. When a student accepts an offer before this date and subsequently desires to withdraw

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships give students opportunities for professional experience, academic training and financial support while pursuing advanced degrees. Tasks Those holding graduate assistantships are assigned relevant professional and academic experiences that may include: Teaching or assisting in a course under the supervision of a director or mentor. Grading for a course. Assisting in a program-sponsored laboratory

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Graduate Student Tuition Support Program Eligibility

The Graduate Tuition Support Program, administered by the MU Office of Graduate Studies, waives tuition for qualified graduate students. Students must meet established criteria to be considered for the program. Eligibility Eligible Qualifying graduate assistants and fellows — Graduate students who hold qualifying assistantships or fellowships from academic departments or qualified non-degree-granting programs and are in good

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Leaves of Absence

For graduate assistants, instructors and fellows Graduate students are responsible for resolving all issues pertaining to their support (assistantship, fellowship, etc.) with their advisors before taking any approved leave of absence. Issues may include the date when support will be terminated and under what conditions students may be reinstated. Notifying administrators A graduate assistant unable

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Mizzou’s Mandatory Training Programs

Not Anymore All graduate students who are new to Mizzou are required to complete an online, video-based educational program called Not Anymore.  This includes all first-year students and transfer students. Not Anymore provides critical information about sexual assault, consent, dating and domestic violence, stalking, bystander intervention and much more. New students who do not complete the training will have an enrollment

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Performance & Renewal Evaluation Criteria for Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantship evaluation methods The responsibilities of graduate assistantships and the performance evaluation method should be provided in writing to the student by the immediate supervisor at the beginning of the assistantship. Conducting evaluations The faculty or staff member who supervises the work of the student holding the graduate assistantship must conduct a written evaluation

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Qualifying Titles for Graduate Assistantships and Fellows

Holding one of the titles below qualifies a graduate student for both that Graduate Tuition Support Program and a student medical insurance subsidy: 4717 Graduate Teaching Assistant 4715 Graduate Research Assistant 4685 Graduate Instructor 4690 Graduate Library Assistant 4680 Graduate Fellow Expectations Departments’ expectations for their graduate students vary. Generally, a student who holds any of the above

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Tuition Support Program Charge-Back Process: Grants & Contracts

The grant from which a student is funded may be responsible for some or all of the resident tuition waived by the Graduate Student Tuition Support Program if: The student’s assistantship meets all the eligibility criteria for a tuition waiver. At least some portion of that appointment is paid by a grant. There are no prohibitions imposed

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