Date of last process review/modification: Draft, January 30, 2009
The College of Business receives funding for MBA GA’s and other college GA’s as well as funding for the accounting, economics, experimental statistics and PhD programs. This process applies to the funding that is assigned to the MBA program and other funds not assigned to a specific program.
Procedure for Appointing MBA (I&G) and Deans Office (I&G) Graduate Assistants (Draft 1/30/09)
The awarding of assistantships provides a mechanism for accomplishing several goals: financial support for students in graduate programs, educational experiences for students in graduate programs, and support for the instructional activities of the college. Selecting and assigning GA’s, therefore, involves balancing the needs of the college with those of the students.
Priority in assigning GA’s will be given to the Advising Center in support of undergraduate advising, to the Finance, Business Law, and Information Systems programs which do not have their own graduate programs, and to the MBA Office. Other needs will be considered after some level of support for these programs has been provided.
MBA students will be invited to submit applications for graduate assistantships to the MBA office. Applications should solicit from students their interests in the range of assignments normally available to GA’s and their skills with respect to those assignments. These applications must be updated each academic year.
Among these applicants, the MBA office will identify the graduate students who are most desirable to the MBA program (the best students for the program) and list them in priority order or at least in groupings by priority and provide these priorities to the department heads and the associate dean for academics. Applicants for assistantships should not be sent to departments or faculty members and should be strongly discouraged from making such visits.
Departments wishing to interview prospective candidates may do so. The preferences of the department heads to be assigned particular students should be communicated to the associate dean for academics whose office is responsible for processing hiring documents. The department heads will assign GA’s to particular faculty members.
Some of the funding will be designated for MBA students. Other funding can be used to hire from all masters level students in the college with the understanding that MBA applicants will receive equal consideration in the process.
Identifying students and processing hiring documents promptly will allow us to provide better information to students about their financial situations.
Students hired by the Advising Center will normally be appointed for 20 hours/week. Other students receiving graduate assistantships through the MBA program and Dean’s office will normally receive 10 hour/week appointments.
Every effort will be made to continue the funding of students awarded assistantships throughout their MBA program (for up to four semesters) contingent on funding and good performance by students in their assigned positions. This means that a department can expect to keep students who are performing well. It also means that departments should consult the associate dean before dropping a student who is not graduating.
For consideration in the first review process these applications should be received by
- April 15 for the following fall and by
- October 15 for the following spring semester.
No later than April 22 and October 22, respectively, these applications will be available for review by department heads (and any faculty member designated by the department head).
Faculty seeking graduate assistants should communicate their needs through their department heads.
Individual responsible for monitoring process: XXXX
Review cycle: XXXX