As a condition for maintaining a TA or TF appointment, a student must complete at least nine (9) credits of graduate study per term, maintain a QPA of 3.0 or better, and effectively carry out teaching and related activities. In addition, students must comply with all PhD program requirements and demonstrate satisfactory progress towards earning a PhD degree. The assignment of specific duties and an orientation will be provided by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a TA or TF, the student will be asked to work a maximum of 20 hours per week assisting in activities supportive of University instruction. State and University regulations require that students assigned to classroom or laboratory instruction must be certified through formal University procedures as speaking comprehensive English. Students cannot expect reappointment as a TA or TF without such certification.