The following terms and conditions apply to tuition benefits (please see https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/assistantship for additional eligibility requirements). Please read these carefully, check the boxes at the beginning of each paragraph, and submit it by Friday at 5:00 p.m. of the first week of the semester. Forms submitted after first day of the second week of the semester jeopardize tuition benefits. Tuition waivers will be processed in order received when possible to eligible students’ Bursar Accounts provided this Contract and the Electronic Payroll Action Form were processed on time, and appropriate course enrollment has been verified.
Graduate Teaching Assistant or Associate (GTA): A Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) must be admitted to, enrolled, and meet the requirements of the Graduate College, be fully admitted to a graduate degree-granting program (non-degree seeking and certificate seeking students are ineligible), and be under the supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member. In consultation with the supervisor, the GTA works to gain instructional skills and an increased understanding of the discipline. The GTA is provided a stipend and their primary responsibilities are to support the University’s instructional mission. Services provided by a GTA may include: classroom or laboratory teaching; advising and mentoring of students; proctoring examinations; grading papers, homework, and/or projects; accompanying/ coaching musical or vocal performances, providing artistic instruction or assisting with preparation and management of materials and programs that are utilized in imparting knowledge or in the instructional process; or providing other general assistance in the instruction process. A GTA may be assigned primary responsibilities in an extension, outreach, or service role for which those responsibilities support the instructional mission of the University. GTAs may not be given duties to support faculty research or those primarily clerical in nature.
Graduate Research Assistant or Associate (GRA): A Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) must be admitted to, enrolled, and meet the requirements of the Graduate College, be fully admitted to a graduate degree-granting program (non-degree seeking and certificate seeking students are ineligible), and be under the supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member. A GRA is provided a stipend and their primary responsibilities are to provide general support to the University’s research mission. These responsibilities may or may not relate directly to the student’s thesis or dissertation. Duties of the GRA primarily involve applying and mastering research concepts, practices, or methods of scholarship. Services provided by a GRA may include: assisting faculty members in a research or creative activity; perform degree-related professional or administrative services that supports research, instruction, professional development, or outreach missions of the University; developing and evaluating instructional materials or curricula; or assuming responsibility for designated scholarly endeavors.
*A qualifying course is a graduate course taken for credit and listed on the graduate degree Plan of Study. Audit, pre-admission, undergraduate, leveling courses, correspondence or special outreach section courses are not “qualifying courses.”