Preparation for Teaching. The Graduate School requires that all graduate students who are serving as AIs for the first time at Princeton attend AI-training workshops before beginning their teaching assignments. The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning provides these mandatory workshops approximately one week before the start of each academic term.
Employment Policy. The Graduate School considers employment beyond a maximum full-time term assistantship of 18 to 20 hours per week incompatible with full-time graduate study. If students and their departments judge that part-time employment is both manageable and necessary, however, the students may be employed either on or off campus (and wherever possible under the graduate Work-Study Program). These arrangements must be approved by the departmental director of graduate studies and the student’s dissertation adviser. If a research or a teaching assistantship is offered by the student’s department, it must be accepted rather than any off-campus position. International students are limited by U.S. federal regulations to 20 hours of employment while school is in session (including assistantship in research and assistantship in instruction appointments and any on-campus work). International students may not accept off-campus employment without authorization from either the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or their J-1 program sponsor. International students should contact the international graduate student adviser at the Office of Visa Services, 120 Alexander Road; or via their Web site at web.princeton.edu/sites/visa.
Copyright and Patent Policy. The policy of Princeton University, as approved by the faculty and the trustees of the University, requires that every faculty member, employee, and student report to the University all copyright and patent applications filed on inventions made while the person is a member of the University, regardless of the fact that the University may have an equity only in certain cases. The policy further states that (1) the University has an equity in any invention that results from research supported by funds or utilizing facilities administered by the University, and (2) any agreement to assign or license an invention of this category must be approved by the University.
Requests for copies of either policy, or questions concerning copyright, inventions, and patents, should be referred to the Office of Research and Project Administration, New South Building.