ERIC Number: ED045021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Graduate Assistant Survey 1969-70.
Jacobsen, John P.; Erickson, Gerald
This study describes the graduate assistants' (GA) responsibility at Northern Michigan University, assesses their work load and working conditions, and provides a means whereby the assistants could make suggestions for improving the assistantship program. Data was obtained from 59 of the 60 GA's who completed a questionnaire distributed in February 1970. Information is presented on: (1) GA's by departments and sex; (2) origin of bachelor's degree; (3) age; (4) year bachelor's degree was earned; (5) distribution of GA's by years of prior full-time work experience; (6) their sources of funds in addition to the assistantship; (7) numbers of credit carried Fall and Spring semesters; (8) anticipated employment following graduation; (9) distribution of GA's by hours devoted perweek to assistantship duties; (10) distribution of GA's by hours of work and study per week; (11) assistance received with teaching responsibilities; (12) satisfaction with supervision of non-teaching responsibilities; (13) benefits and disadvantages of the GA; and (14) suggestions to improve the program. The questionnaire is included in the appendix. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette. Institutional Research Office.