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Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this fellowship are to assist the supervising faculty member with:

  • Grading quizzes, tests, and course assignments.
  • Creating and organizing instructional materials and activities for courses
  • Assisting the faculty member with organizing guest speakers, service learning activities, and special departmental events related to disability studies
  • Assisting the faculty member with research, including searching the databases for relevant literature, data collection, inputting data into SPSS, and analyzing data.
  • Assisting with undergraduate fieldwork placements, management, and grading undergraduate fieldwork assignments 

The graduate fellow’s primary responsibilities are to assist the faculty member with course implementation and management and research.  The fellow must pay keen attention to detail, be well organized, possess excellent information literacy skills, and be able to complete tasks independently once directions have been given.  The fellow is responsible for grading quizzes, tests, and assignments and entering grades in Moodle.  Other responsibilities are assisting in organizing departmental events that are focused on increasing students’ awareness and understanding of disability.  The graduate fellow will also assist the faculty member in ongoing research activities.  This may include:  literature reviews, data collection, data input, and data analysis.

Secondary Responsibilities:

The graduate fellow may also be asked to represent the department at Graduate Open Houses and call or speak to potential students.

Fellowship Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Background in rehabilitation and disability studies related field, such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
  • Organization, good attention to detail
  • Computer skills, including facility with Moodle
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Full time graduate student in a Rehabilitation Counseling program

Hours per week:   10 hours/week

Tuition Waiver:  12 credits (6 per semester)

Annual Stipend:  $2,000