Policy C-12

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AI SELECTION CRITERIA

(Approved: BFC 3/24/92)

Some provisions of this policy were superseded by the Guidelines on Associate Instructor Appointments (BFC 2/4/03)

1. All available student instructional appointments and other university-funded research and graduate assistantships, including associate instructorships, should be posted, advertised, or otherwise made publicly known to all graduate students in the program while there is ample opportunity for them to apply.

2. For all student academic appointments open to graduate students, departments or schools should provide job descriptions which include the FTE, the amount of supervision, the nature of the responsibilities, and the extent of the graduate student's authority.

3. There must be a regular application process. Continuing students may not have to submit the same application as new students, but they should all be invited to submit in writing an indication of their continued interest and must have submitted such a statement in order to be considered.

4. The criteria for selection and/or continuation (e.g., GPA, recommendations, fields, student evaluations, faculty evaluations, etc.) should be clearly defined and known to applicants. Any non-discretionary criteria for appointment (e.g., limit of two years as AI) should also be noted.

5. A faculty committee should consider and evaluate all applications for these positions based on the stated criteria. Committee members should be available to applicants to discuss the basis for making decisions and to advise unsuccessful applicants how they can improve their chances for selection.

6. Items #1, #2, #3, and #5 would not apply to new sections added at registration or to emergencies. In emergency situations the criteria in item #4 should apply.

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