There are rare instances where graduate students desire a change in their assistantship during their time in the College Student Personnel program or other academic program. This does not happen often, but there are opportunities to make this change. If, after careful consideration by the student, a change is necessary, follow the guidelines below to ensure a smooth transition process for all parties involved (e.g, supervisors, departments, students, and faculty).
- Graduate students contemplating an assistantship transition are encouraged to speak with their current supervisor about their desire for a change as early as possible. The ideal timeline for an assistantship transition should occur in late fall semester for the following academic year.
- If it is agreed that a switch would be best for all involved, it is the graduate student's responsibility to identify a new assistantship on campus.
- The graduate student changing assistantships must communicate their intent to transition to a new position with their current supervisor and the CSP Program Coordinator (or faculty advisor) as soon as possible.
- Unit supervisors who chose to hire a graduate student for a one-year term must provide that student with an official offer letter and communicate this change with the CSP Program Coordinator via email.