The psychology faculty selects several students annually to be departmental assistants. Psychology majors who have at least a 2.5 GPA overall, and a 2.5 GPA in psychology may apply. Applications are taken in the spring for the summer term and regular term.
Departmental assistants work 6 to 10 hours a week, with "on duty" hours arranged to accommodate the professors' and the assistants' class schedules. During duty hours, the assistant is available for assignments such as grading multiple-choice tests, running errands, and other miscellaneous tasks. In addition, routine tasks include collection and distribution of the department's mail, delivering the outgoing mail, and making photocopies.
The position of assistant requires integrity and dependability. Assistants are expected to be conscientious in meeting their scheduled duty hours and to maintain confidentiality of grades, tests, and any other course-related or student-related information to which they may have access.
Assistants are paid monthly at an hourly rate of Federal minimum wage. Work-study students are eligible.
If interested contact the Chair of the Department.
Sara Dorrance received $5,000 from Psi Chi for a research project on people's dependence on cell phones.