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Assistantship Calendar of Events Academic Year 2015-2016

Work Schedule and Position Description Memo Spring 2015

GA Forms

Time Sheet

(Visit the University Human Resources website to download the appropriate time sheet.)

All Graduate Assistants are required to keep record of the actual hours worked on a time sheet. The supervisor must review, sign, and maintain a copy of the time sheet on a monthly basis.

All Pre-Professional Assistants, Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants are considered “salaried exempt” appointments. A time sheet is not required, but is advisable for both the assistant’s and the department’s records.

A copy of each time sheet should be retained by the assistant and the original should be retained by the assistantship supervisor/department. (Time sheets are not submitted to the GA Office or to HR.)

Earnings Statements

If you need a copy of your earnings statement (i.e., pay check stub) for any pay period, access this link in the Nessie system.

Request for Leave Form

This form should be completed any time you need to request time off from work (sick leave, floating holiday time, etc.). Your supervisor must approve the time used.

The Request for Leave form should be obtained from the department to which you are assigned as an assistant. The original copy should be retained by your department, and you should keep a copy for your records.   View a picture of the form

Petition/Waiver Forms

  1. Waiver for Maximum Term of Appointment (pdf) (Filed to request permission to waive the Assistantship Policy restriction limiting the number of semesters of appointment to a maximum of 4. A degree plan detailing all remaining courses and expected terms they will be taken must accompany this petition as supporting documentation.)
  2. Waiver for Maximum Course Load (pdf) (Filed to request permission to waive the Assistantship Policy limiting the total number of credit hours an assistant can be registered for during the fall or spring semester to no more than 12 hours.)
  3. Waiver for Minimum Course Load (pdf) (Filed to request permission to waive the Assistantship minimum enrollment policy of at least 8 credit hours during the fall or spring semester. Please note special notices on the second page of the waiver form.)
  4. Request for Summer Tuition Waiver (pdf) (Please note that the Graduate Assistantship Policy Manual states that a student who has served as an assistant during a regular semester preceding a summer session of the same academic year is eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 6 hours during that summer term, as long as the assistant does not exceed the maximum of 30 credit hours of tuition waived during the academic year.)
  5. GA Reappointment Request for 2015-16 (pdf) (Filed during the spring semester of an assistantship appointment to notify the GA Office of your desire to either continue in your current placement during your second year, or to inform the office of why you do not wish to be reappointed. Should be filed by March 2, 2015.)
  6. Waiver for Incomplete Coursework (pdf) (Filed to request permission to waive the Assistantship Policy restriction which prohibits assistants from continuing their appointments when they have received incomplete grades – except for thesis or closure project courses.)
  7. Request for Concurrent Registration Tuition Waiver (Do not file this form until you have spoken with the UIS Office of Financial Assistance.  Filed when the assistant wishes to request to concurrently enroll at either UIUC or UIC during the fall or spring semester.)
  8. Documentation of Academic Plan for Next Semester (pdf)  (Filed when one or more of the following situations occurs: 1) the assistant’s pattern of course completion fails to meet the minimum course load requirements; 2) the assistant’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0; and/or 3) the assistant is placed on academic probation or suspension. This form is completed in consultation with the assistant’s academic advisor.)

Evaluation Forms

  1. Mid-Year Evaluation Form 2014-15 (due to GA Office by December 12, 2014)
  2. Year End Evaluation Form 2014-2015(for Fall 2014 graduates, due to the GA Office by December 12, 2014.  For all other assistants, May 1, 2015)
  3. Exit Survey(filed by assistants during the final semester of the assistantship)

Endorsement Forms for Supervisors

  1. Reappointment Supervisor Endorsement for 2015-16(pdf) (Filed during the spring semester to notify the GA Office of the hiring department’s desire to continue the assistantship appointment of the current assistant for a second year, or to inform the GA Office of why the current assistant will not be reappointed.  Should be filed by March 6, 2015.)

Graduate Hourly Employment for Assistants

  1. Graduate Hourly Application for Assistants Fall Spring 2014-15 Semesters (pdf) (Filed during the fall and/or spring semester when the assistant wishes to request an exception to the 20 hour maximum work policy to work in limited employment at UIS in a graduate hourly position for no more than 7 hours per week for a specified, limited time period.  Please note that international students hired as graduate assistants or interns are not eligible to file this petition as they may not work more than 20 hours per week during periods when classes are in session due to visa restrictions.  For more information, please contact the Graduate Assistantship Office.)
  2. Graduate Hourly Application for Assistants Summer 2015 Semester (pdf) (Filed when an assistant who has been serving during the preceding spring semester will be working during the summer on campus in a graduate hourly appointment.  The assistant must have been enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours the preceding spring semester or during the summer semester in which they are working.  The assistant may work up to 37.5 hours per week during the summer period.  For more information, please contact the Graduate Assistantship Office.)

Sample Letter

Policy Manual

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