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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships in Communication

Each year the Department of Communication offers two types of assistantships: Teaching and graduate assistantships.  Both the graduate and teaching assistantship appointments include a monthly stipend, health insurance and tuition remission (18 credit hours per year of which no fewer than 6 and no more than 9 credit hours may be used per term) for their graduate coursework.  These assistantships begin in the fall term of each academic year.  All application materials must be received by the office of Graduate Admission Processing before March of each year.  Unfortunately, the department does not offer this assistantship at other times of the year.  Renewal of the assistantship contract for one additional year is contingent on satisfactory performance of the duties required by the position. 

teaching assistantship 

The number of teaching assistantship appointments varies each year.  The teaching assistant will generally be instructor of record for two sections of CMM 100: Principles of Oral Communication.   The graduate assistant will report to the Basic Course Director and will be expected to lecture and conduct class sessions in a manner consistent with the Instructor's Manual, provided during orientation.  The graduate assistant will attend all staff meetings, hold classes as scheduled, hold office hours, grade assignments, and attend to other duties as assigned that are directly related to instruction of CMM 100. 

graduate assistantship

There are few graduate assistantship opportunities available each year.  The graduate assistants will work in various offices on campus.  Specific duties will differ depending on an appointment.  The graduate assistants will work 20 hours per week.  The department will recommend students to these offices, but the final decision will be made by the respective office after the interview process.  To apply to these positions, a cover letter with writing samples are needed. 



Department of Communication

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410