There are three categories of Graduate Assistantship positions and they are available in both academic departments and support service departments (non-academic) at UNI. Some assistantships are funded internally and others are funded externally. Regardless of the funding source, all policies and procedures pertaining to them are the same.
Graduate Teaching Assistants (Academic Departments)
Graduate students given primary responsibility for the instruction of undergraduate courses are the exception rather than the rule.
Graduate Research Assistants (Academic Departments)
Research Assistants are selected for excellence in scholarship and promise as researchers. They do research as a portion of their training under the direct supervision of regular faculty members or support the research initiatives of the institution.
Graduate Service Assistants (Support Service Departments)
Graduate Service Assistants assist in a service unit whose mission is closely related to the student’s area of academic study and interest. They are responsible to a professional member of the service unit who supervises and trains the student in the service role.