The Research Assistant Program enables qualified undergraduate students to work with faculty members on research projects. As a Research Assistant, you are engaged in some of the following tasks: helping with library/Internet research; data collection; laboratory assistance; computer work; designing promotional materials for special events; helping to host conferences or workshops; assisting in set up for art exhibits and music, dance, or theatre productions; working on accreditation self-studies and program feasibility studies; and preparing for re-accreditation team visits. A student wishing to serve as a Research Assistant must be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in a bachelor's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Students selected for these positions must be committed, dependable and sincerely interested in working together with faculty members on their research projects. Research Assistants are paid an hourly rate and work 5 - 10 hours per week, for a maximum of 150 hours. Research Assistantships are generally for one semester but may be renewable, depending on the nature of the project. Students are required to submit an application for the program and sign an employment contract.