In assigning GAs, priority will be given to full-time students (6 credits or more) with seniority in the American Studies program who have proven themselves through a strong academic record and service to the program and broader Stockton community. Grades are a factor, but do not determine assignments. Attempts are made to match the skills of GAs with the needs of faculty with whom they will be working that semester. The committee aims to take into account diversity in distributing GAs. This includes diversity by race, age, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as field and institution of undergraduate degree. Because the Committee aims to distribute GAs among our students, an individual cannot hold a position as a GA nor work for a single professor for more than 3 semesters.