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Policy Updates, Out-of-Field GTA Appointments and General Guidelines for GTA and GRA Appointments

From: 
Provost Office
Sent: 
Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:39 AM
To: 
Academic Administrators

The "Policy and Procedures on Out-of-Field GTA Appointments," initially disseminated in June 2005, and the "General Guidelines for GTA and GRA Appointments," first promulgated in June 1998 and updated in June 2005, have been revised. Copies of the new documents are attached.

The revision of the policy on out-of-field appointments shifts the responsibility for review and approval of requests for such appointments from the Provost's Office to the deans. Many provisions of the earlier policy remain in place--for example, approval of the prospective GTA's home academic unit is still required, no verbal or written offer of an appointment may be made until the necessary approvals have been obtained, and students who are pursuing graduate degrees that are not generally intended to prepare students for a career that involves teaching cannot be appointed as GTAs and should be appointed as lecturers if their service as teachers is desired. Please note that this policy includes footnotes. To view them, go to the "view" section of Word and click on "print layout."

In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement, the University has informed KAPE in advance of these policy changes.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Jeannette Johnson
Assistant to the Provost

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