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Assistantships and Fellowships

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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Deferred Pay for Graduate Assistantships

Graduate students with assistantships on a 9-month, monthly paid appointment may be eligible for pay deferral to have their assistantship pay allocated over 12 months. Full policy provisions and eligibility criteria are described in HR-219 Pay Periods and HR-105 Employment Documentation. Elections for deferred pay must be made prior to the first pay cycle of the academic year

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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 Graduate School, 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 (including those who are spouses or dependents of benefit-eligible employees) who hold qualifying assistantships or fellowships from academic

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Leaves of Absence for Assistantships and Fellowships

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 student with a graduate assistantship who is unable to

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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. An appeal process is available for students in graduate assistantships who assert they have not been fairly evaluated. Conducting evaluations The faculty or staff member who

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Qualifying Titles for Graduate Assistantships and Fellows

A graduate student is eligible for a waiver of resident and non-resident tuition (if applicable) if they have an assistantship that meets the eligibility requirements of FTE (at least 10 hours dedicated for the assistantship per week), stipend level, and title. The student must be enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program and be in good

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