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    University of Houston
  Dec 17, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Definition of Student Contact

Graduate Student Assistantships  > Definition of Student Contact

An individual who teaches a course for academic credit is engaged in student contact. In addition, any individual who carries out the following within a formal instructional setting – talks extensively with students about class, course, or lab materials, helps explain course material, leads discussion sections, or holds office hours as part of his/her assigned job duties – is engaged in student contact.

NOTE: The Academic Support Assistant (ASA) title is only to be used for undergraduate students. ASA are employed by academic support programs (whether in an academic or administrative unit) whose primary duties involve either training or tutoring UH students enrolled in academic degree programs or research activities under the direction and supervision of a faculty member in areas related to the student assistant’s degree program. Graduate students may not be hired as Academic Support Assistants.

The following policies applying to all graduate student appointment positions are inclusive, but not exhaustive. Departments and colleges may develop additional policies and procedures.