Titles in the Student Assistant title group are used for graduate students who: hold a fellowship, scholarship or traineeship; hold an appointment which is intended primarily to further the education and training of the student; are employed to assist with research training or other academic programs or projects; and/or have been assigned teaching responsibilities in an instructional department under the supervision of a faculty member.
In addition, Student Assistant titles are available to
undergraduate students when: no qualified graduate student is available
to perform a function that would normally be assigned to graduate
students (i.e., Undergraduate Assistant - requires advance approval of
the dean); or when the terms of a supporting grant or contract preclude
the use of other normally appropriate titles (Undergraduate Intern).
SOURCE: Office of Human Resources, UW-Madison Unclassified Title Guideline; Summary of Unclassified Appointment Types