Resignation or Termination from Appointment

Voluntary Resignation

GAs are required to tender a letter of resignation if they are leaving their position before the end of their appointment contract (e.g., degree completion, withdrawing from the university, changing from salary to wages or changing status from student employment to faculty or staff). A GA will submit the letter to the appropriate departmental representative for completion of a termination report. Please note that when GAs leave an appointment(s) early, the GA generally will owe charges due to withdrawal of benefits. It is strongly advised that the department and/or the GA contact the Graduate College at to determine what affect the end of the appointment will have.

Involuntary Terminations

GAs may be terminated before the scheduled end of their appointment for poor performance, resulting in lost benefits and charges to accounts.  Supervisors should notify GAs immediately if their work is not meeting expectations.