Student Title Definition
Graduate Research Assistant (FLSA - Exempt)
Students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in one of the UT Component schools may be appointed as Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) working for a UT Houston school. GRAs hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. The primary function of GRA employment is to conduct advanced research in the health/biomedical sciences. The cutting-edge nature of this research requires: 1.) skills and knowledge acquired through specialized instructional programs; and 2.) constant decision-making about procedures and/or equipment, the analysis and interpretation of data, and the future direction of research. Some instructional activity may also be required of GRAs. GRAs work independently under general faculty supervision.

Graduate Assistant(FLSA - Exempt)
Students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in one of the UT Component schools may be appointed as Graduate Assistants (GAs) working for a UT Houston school. GAs hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. GAs apply their advanced education and skills to assume major responsibilities in health/biomedical research, undergraduate- or graduate-level instruction and/or academic administration. Although there is a broad spectrum of specific job duties assumed by GAs, GA positions are highly responsible incumbents that require substantial specialized knowledge, independent decision-making, and judgment in performing their duties. GAs work independently under general faculty supervision.

Student Assistant (FLSA - Nonexempt)
Entry to senior level position to be used for labor, building services, non-research laboratory and/or educational support activities which do not directly involve teaching or research activities.

Tutor (FLSA - Nonexempt)
A casual student employee who provides academic or technical skills development assistance to another student on a formal hourly basis. Tutors are identified from upper-class members who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular area/subject and tutor other students who require assistance.




                                                          

Last Updated 07/2006