☜ Appendix II: Student Travel

Contents
Preface
Philosophy
Admission Policies
Requirements for the Degree:
I. Time Limits for Degrees
II. Supervisory Committee
III. Required Courses
IV. Teaching Requirement
V. Program of Studies
VI. MS Prospectus
VII. PhD Proposal
VIII. Graduate Examinations
IX. Timetable
Annual Reviews
Financial Support
Registration
Miscellaneous
Appendices:
I: Residency
II: Student Travel
III: Dual Compensation
IV: English Competency
V: Graduate Appeals Policy
VI: Teaching Assistants Manual
VII: Neuroscience Program
Detailed Contents

APPENDIX III: Dual Compensation

The stipend provided to graduate students is intended to facilitate study, educational progress and research. Additional, unrelated, outside employment reduces a student's role in contributing to the departmental graduate program, and also might be construed as indicative of a lack of commitment to a student's training.

However, it is recognized that special, extenuating circumstances occur, and provisions for them are given in the following categorization:

FormHalf-time (or less) graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate research assistants (departmental or grant RAs). Such a student finding it necessary to obtain supplementary, outside employment must report their intention to seek outside employment to his/her major professor, other supervisory committee members and the Associate Chair (see below).

FormGraduate fellowship recipients (domestic and foreign). Some fellowships include funds for payment of all fees, others pay some but not all fees, and some pay no fees. It is the Department's policy to provide students a supplemental equivalent to the fee waivers available to TAs and RAs. A copy of the award letter indicating the distribution of monies will be needed to determine eligibility for supplemental funds. Nevertheless, any fellowship recipient finding it necessary to obtain supplementary, outside employment must report their intention to seek outside employment to his/her major professor, other supervisory committee members and the Associate Chair (see below).

Greater than half-time TAs and RAs. On rare occasions it is necessary to appoint a few graduate assistants, usually on a term-by-term basis, at a level and corresponding stipend greater than half-time. Such appointments require the written approval of the initial advisor or major professor, and Associate Chair.

Graduate studies should be engaged as a full-time endeavor. Students who are supported on a qualifying assistantship are expected to be fully engaged with their studies. Additional employment or activity, especially outside the Department, is discouraged to ensure timely completion of one’s degree. Requests for additional or outside employment or activity will be evaluated for conflicts of interest in accordance with the GAU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Approval of supplemental work and compensation does not excuse a student from meeting the time lines specified in section IX. Timetable of the Graduate Guide.

☞ Appendix IV: English Competency