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Undergraduate Student Employees

FH 1.08

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Undergraduate Student Employees

Full-time students enrolled at the University may be hired as student employees. All units should have a budget allocation for student employees. Wages paid to a student employee must follow the wage schedule available in the Student Employment Office. In addition, when classes are in session students without work-study are not permitted to work in excess of 25 hours per week. Students with work-study are restricted to the number of hours according to their work-study award. Work-study and regular student employees must be paid an hourly rate and hours-worked reported in the University’s electronic time keeping system. Faculty members should communicate their needs for student employees to their unit heads. All student employees must complete the online training session with their supervisor to work as a student employee of the University.

Student workers are not permitted to perform instructional duties including administration of exams and evaluation of academic output. Student employees may assist in departmental operations, tutoring, and laboratory and studio sessions under the direct supervision of appropriate staff and faculty.  Student employees are expressly barred from providing independent instruction in the classroom, evaluating student exams and assignments, and proctoring assignments. Student employees may not be exposed to confidential academic and personnel matters. Student employees may not assist in grading objective tests and assignments.

This policy does not apply to graduate student assistantships.