Each academic year, funds are dispersed from the Graduate School and are allocated to the various graduate academic departments. The academic departments are responsible for awarding these assistantships to high-performing graduate students.
What is an Assistantship?
A graduate assistantship is an award to which is tied a requirement of service to the University. This service obligation is usually instructional or research related. For these purposes, a graduate assistant is assigned to one or more faculty.
Graduate Assistantships are available to students through their respective academic departments, as well as non-academic departments. Students who are interested in learning more about available assistantships should first contact their advisor in their graduate program. Academic departments advertise their vacant graduate assistantship positions in various ways. Many academic and non-academic departments post their vacant positions on the UWF Jobs website.
Graduate Assistant Handbook
The GA Handbook is intended to help Graduate Assistants understand the policies and procedures that govern their appointment at UWF. The handbook answers a number of frequently asked questions about the types of assistantships available, the general requirements for assistantships, stipends and tuition waivers associated with assistantships, and the student's responsibilities as a graduate assistant.
Office Manager Handbook For Graduate Assistantship Appointments
This Office Manager Handbook identifies and clarifies the policies and procedures governing a graduate student's position as a Graduate Assistant. The goal is to answer questions for office managers about assistantships, including the types of assistantships available at UWF, the general requirements governing assistantships, the policies structuring payment and tuition waivers associated with assistantships, and the student obligations for maintaining a graduate assistantship. To further facilitate the efficient processing of graduate assistantship appointments a list of GA FAQs addresses some recurring questions about these appointments.
Request for Graduate Assistant Assignment to Exceed 0.50 FTE
Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
This workshop for new graduate teaching assistants will cover classroom management, student engagement, university resources, professional roles and responsibilities, eLearning, and peer experiences. This orientation is offered before the start of the fall semester.