To qualify for this appointment, you must (1) be admitted to the graduate school (by a separate letter) or, if already admitted, be in good academic standing at the University of Texas at Austin, and (2) be registered for no less than nine semester hours of course work during each semester of the long session (and three semester hours during the summer session).
The University of Texas at Austin requires that financial support beyond the first semester in the form of employmentas a teaching assistant (TA), graduate research assistant (GRA), assistant instructor (AI) or other student academic employee is contingent upon maintaining both satisfactory job performance as defined by the employing unit and satisfactory academic progress. Art History doctoral student employees must maintain full enrollment of at least 9 hours of coursework related to the degree throughout each semester of employment with no Q drops, no grade below a B and an overall GPA of 3.25.
The job responsibilities of graders in Art History are strictly limited. Graders attend the class to which they are assigned and grade student work, under supervision of the instructor of record. That’s all. They should not be asked to prepare course materials (photocopy, place materials on reserve, etc.), take attendance, meet with students or respond to student emails (even in connection with grades they’ve assigned), lead review sections, or perform any other duties. To help deflect inappropriate student communications from graders, it is advisable that whenever possible the identity of the graders be kept a secret and they simply blend into the class (taking notes is a good way to keep incognito, and provides a helpful tool for grading).