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OM 6.3.3 Professional Assistantship (PA)

About This Policy

Effective Date: October 2021
Last Updated: October 2021
Responsible University Office: Office of the President
Responsible University Administrator: President

Policy Contact:

Office of the Provost


Professional Assistantship (PAs) (eg Ignite, Shipley, Deans, ISE, STEM Education, etc) provide full or partial financial support to graduate students to pursue graduate studies while supporting designated units or general office functions across the University. Generally, the hiring unit will recruit PAs. PAs do not have teaching responsibilities. 

Students under Professional Assistantship receive the following: 

  • Full or partial tuition and/or
  • Full or partial stipend


Approved October 2021

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