Graduate Assistant Policies and Procedures

The term “graduate assistant” will be used throughout this document where policies apply to any of the four types of graduate student staff appointments: Teaching Assistants, Project Assistants, Program Assistants, and Research Assistants.

Responsibilities of Deans and Directors
Deans and directors are responsible for ensuring that schools and colleges and their departments provide timely and expeditious handling of graduate assistant letters of offer, payroll forms, and tuition remissions in order to avoid imposing economic hardship.

Deans and directors are responsible for ensuring that:
  1. Appropriate titles are used for the appointment of graduate assistants.
  2. Appointment criteria are met throughout the term of appointment.
  3. The Department of Financial Aid is notified of a student’s acceptance of any graduate financial assistance in order to comply with federal regulations, prevent student “over-awards,” and minimize possible University audit liability.
Additionally, departments are encouraged to consider for employment qualified graduate students in other departments or programs. Graduate assistant appointments should be viewed as supportive of UWM graduate programs in general. Such employment of graduate students in other related programs is to be given priority over the appointment of undergraduate assistants.
Definition of a Graduate Student Appointment
This category designates positions held by graduate students. A “student” as defined by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes is “any person who is registered for study in any institution for the current academic year.” Thus, graduate student appointments are to be given only to students currently registered for graduate study at UWM or at one of the institutions of the University of Wisconsin System.

Students enrolled in graduate non-degree programs and students in senior-graduate status are eligible for appointment as graduate assistants.

In exceptional cases, a qualified undergraduate student may be hired as an undergraduate assistant when a qualified graduate student in the home program or a related program is not available.
Teaching Assistants
Title Code Y31NN (Non-Doctoral) or Y31NC (Doctoral) or Y31ND (Dissertator)

The title “Teaching Assistant” is used for graduate students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who are regularly assigned teaching and related responsibilities (other than manual or clerical responsibilities) under the supervision of a member of the faculty.

Since teaching assistants are counted as instructional staff in academic workload measurements applied to departments, it is important to observe the distinction between teaching assistants and project assistants.

Teaching assistant allocations represent an educationally sound and professionally necessary program for graduate students; consequently, such allocations are not to be regarded solely as a means for providing additional (part-time) instructional staff.

Teaching assistant allocations should be reviewed periodically with the department faculty to ensure that a programmatically justifiable balance is maintained between full-time and part-time staff.

At UWM, only those units offering credit instruction are authorized to appoint teaching assistants.

English Proficiency for International Teaching Assistants

The UWM International Teaching Assistant Assessment (MITAA) is a requirement for some international teaching assistants who are non-native speakers of English and who will be assigned classroom duties as part of a graduate teaching assistantship. A Department representative must be available to participate in the assessment. There is no charge for the MITAA.

Note: Not all prospective International Teaching Assistants must take the MITAA. The assessment generally is not required if the student has one of the following recent standardized test scores:
  • 23 or better on the Speaking section of the internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
  • 7.0 or better on the Speaking section of the IELTS
  • 185 or better on the Speaking section of the Cambridge English: Advanced or the Cambridge English: Proficiency.
Some UWM Schools or Departments may have higher requirements.

The assessment also might not be required for students who are graduates of an American university or college. For more information contact the English Language Academy (ELA): Curtin Hall room 672; tel: +1 (414) 229-5757; e-mail: el-academy@uwm.edu.
Program Assistants & Project Assistants
Title Code Program Assistants: Y42NN (Non-Doctoral), Y42NC (Doctoral) or Y42ND (Dissertator), Project Assistants: Y43NN, Y43NC or Y43ND, respectively.

“Project assistant” (preferred title) or “Program assistant” means a graduate student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who is assigned to conduct training, administrative responsibilities or other academic or academic support projects or programs, except regular preparation of instructional materials for courses or manual or clerical assignments, under the supervision of a member of the faculty or academic staff, primarily for the benefit of the University, faculty or academic staff supervisor or a granting agency.

Department chairs and other administrators must review assignments to ensure equity in the responsibilities given to each project assistant.
Research Assistants
Title Code Y41NN

“Research assistant” means a graduate student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who is assigned to conduct research that is for the benefit of the student’s own learning and research and for the benefit of the University, faculty or academic staff supervisor or granting agency. This title does not include students provided fellowships, scholarships, or traineeships which are distributed through other titles such as advanced opportunity fellow, fellow, scholar, or trainee.
Undergraduate Assistant
Title Code Y51NN

In exceptional cases, a qualified undergraduate student may be hired to perform a function usually performed by graduate student staff when a qualified graduate student is not available. The appointment must not exceed 50% time during the academic year.

Pay for undergraduate assistants differs from those of graduate assistants. If Undergraduate Assistants elect health insurance, they must pay 100% of the premiums. They do not qualify for tuition remission.
Lecturer vs. Teaching Assistant
The Lecturer title is normally limited to individuals who have at least a master’s degree and are no longer enrolled as graduate students. However, graduate students may be given the Lecturer title (rather than the Teaching Assistant title) if they are carrying complete responsibility for a course and function in the same manner as a faculty or instructional academic staff member; e.g. choosing the course material and having full grading responsibilities. Use of graduate students as Lecturers will require written approval by the respective Dean’s Office. The Lecturer title should not be used for a graduate student who is handling sections of a course taught by a faculty member or as a substitute for the Teaching Assistant title.
I-9 Certification
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all employees (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). Graduate assistants must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form before starting their UWM employment. For employment authorization for international student appointments (see section on Appointment of International Students/Non-U.S. Citizens): Completed I-9 forms are to be kept within the hiring unit.
Length of Appointment
An appointment of a graduate assistant shall be for a specific period up to one year. Departments can make informal commitments for financial support beyond one year, and can set the maximum total period for which a student will be supported. To meet eligibility requirements for benefits, appointments must be at least 33% for one term (Academic “C” basis) or six months (Annual “A” basis). Changes to graduate appointments shall occur at the start of either the Fall or Spring Semester (e.g., educational attainment or movement between graduate titles).
Records of Employment
Personnel files relating to employment as a graduate teaching, project or research assistant must be maintained separately from those relating to the assistant’s academic record in the appropriate department, school, or college.

Documents relating to academic status must be included in the academic file in the office of the appropriate department, school, or college.

Information unrelated to the graduate assistant’s performance (i.e., grievance procedure records) must not become part of the permanent academic record.
Credit Loads
Graduate Assistants employed at 33% or more must enroll for and complete at least 6 graduate credits during fall and spring semesters (see exceptions below); the graduate program may require a higher credit minimum. Graduate Assistants with total appointments of less than 33% must enroll for at least 3 graduate credits during fall and spring semesters.

Doctoral students who are studying for the preliminary exam may enroll for one credit. This reduced credit load is applicable for one semester only, and the Graduate Assistant MUST have an approved application for the preliminary exam on file with the Graduate School in order to qualify. If this application is not on file, the Bursar’s Office will remove the student’s tuition remission based on an insufficient credit load.

Those who have achieved dissertator status must enroll each semester for 3 graduate credits of research at the current per-credit dissertator rate.

Courses taken on an audit basis do not count toward the minimum enrollment requirements. Failure to enroll for the required minimum number of graduate credits will result in removal of a tuition remission and the loss of health and other benefits, and may make the student ineligible for another assistantship. Exceptions to the minimum enrollment requirements must be requested via the Graduate Assistant Justification form before the beginning of the semester.

Summer Enrollment
Graduate assistants must enroll for a minimum of one graduate credit during one of the summer sessions only if both of the following apply:
  • The student’s initial appointment starts in summer.
  • The student has no prior enrollment in his/her current graduate program (i.e. is newly admitted to the program).
Minimum Appointment Levels
There is no minimum appointment percentage required. To qualify for tuition remission and other benefits, a single appointment or combination of graduate assistant appointments must be at least 33% for a duration of at least one term (Academic “C” basis) or six months (Annual “A” basis).
Maximum Appointment Levels
University employment for graduate students is capped at 75% during fall and spring semesters. Although the Graduate School cannot monitor employment outside of UWM, it recommends that this limit be applied to the sum of all employment (on- and off-campus) undertaken by graduate students during the fall and spring semesters.
Exceptions to the 75% limit:
  • Students on F-1 visas cannot have appointments exceeding 50% during the fall or spring semesters, except for those approved for Curricular Practical Training (see the Center for International Education for more information.)
  • Undergraduate Assistants are limited to 50% appointments during the academic year.
Graduate assistants, including those on F-1 visas, may be appointed at 100% durring summer sessions.

In all cases, the maximum appointment percentage should reflect a balance between time devoted to academics and to the appointment. In making appointments over 50%, the academic success of the student should be the foremost determinant. Factors to consider in offering appointments that exceed 50% are the student’s time management skills, grade point average, and progress toward degree.
Concurrent Appointments
Concurrent graduate assistantships (but not other types of appointments) may be used to attain the 33% threshold for benefits and tuition remission. Any combination of PA/RA/TA is allowed. Combinations of appointments in excess of 50% during the fall and spring semester are not permitted for those on F-1 visas; combinations of appointments for all others are restricted to 75% during the fall and spring semesters.

In all cases, the total appointment percentage should reflect a balance between time devoted to academics and to the appointments. The academic success of the student should be the foremost determinant. Factors to consider in offering concurrent appointments that exceed 50% total time are the student’s time management skills, grade point average, and progress toward degree.
Tuition Remission
Graduate assistants who hold appointments at 33% of full time or more are eligible for remission of tuition for the semester(s) of appointment. Courses covered by the remission must be relevant to the student’s program of study.

The appointing unit is responsible for entering a tuition remission code for the appointment into the student financial system prior to the tuition due date for the corresponding term.

Payment of segregated fees or special course fees are the responsibility of the student. Graduate Assistants can arrange for the payment of these fees through payroll deduction.
Stipend Levels and Rates—General
Stipend levels for graduate assistants are set annually by the University.

Rate changes based on the student’s status are effective at the beginning of a semester. The student must meet the qualifications for the new rate by the first contractual date of the semester.

Exception
  • Graduate Assistants who attain Dissertator status between the contractual date as defined by the published academic year calendar and the Registrar’s add deadline will be paid the dissertator rate starting with the first payroll period after the add deadline.
Consistent with other promotional guidelines at UWM, stipends for a summer-session appointment are based on the stipend schedule approved for the preceding year, unless the appointment is an annual basis appointment effective July 1.
Pay Basis, Appointment Percentage, and Stipend Rates
Teaching Assistants
Teaching Assistants are appointed on an academic year (C-basis) appointment, consisting of the fall semester (4-1/2 months) and the spring semester (4-1/2 months).

Each school/college determines the relationship between percentage of appointment and teaching load. Departmental chairs and graduate program coordinators/directors must review graduate assistant assignments to ensure equity in the responsibilities given each Teaching Assistant.

The workload of a Teaching Assistant ordinarily requires an effort between 360- 380 hours per semester (fall/spring) for a half-time (50%) academic year pay basis appointment and 240-254 hours per semester for a one-third (33%) academic year pay basis appointment. A proportional number of hours will be calculated for other durations or appointment percentages.

Changes to pay basis for graduate assistants between semesters and/or changes between Spring and Summer may impact the students’ benefits.

Pay Scale Classifications
The following pay scale classifications and definitions apply to Teaching Assistants only:

Non-doctoral
A student in a master’s program, or a graduate non-degree student, or a doctoral student who does not hold a master’s degree and who has completed fewer than 24 credits of graduate work toward the degree.

Doctoral
A student in a doctoral program who holds a master’s degree. If the doctoral program does not require a master’s degree, a student must complete at least 24 graduate credits in the program to advance to the doctoral pay classification.

Dissertator
A graduate student in a PhD program who has achieved dissertator status.

Teaching Assistant Rates are found in Appendix A.
Project and Program Assistants
Project and Program Assistants are appointed on the following pay basis:
  • Academic year appointment (C-basis)
    This is a 9-month appointment consisting of the fall semester (4-1/2 months) and the spring semester (4-1/2 months).
  • Annual appointment (A-basis)
    This is a 12-month appointment, typically beginning on July 1 (the beginning of the fiscal year), or on the first contractual day of the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Appointment effective dates should follow the appropriate academic year or monthly calendar.
The appointment percentage shall be based on the department’s determination of the range of time it should ordinarily take to perform the assigned duties. For project/program assistants, satisfactory performance of duties will ordinarily require an effort of 1040 hours for a half-time annual pay basis appointment. A proportional number of hours will be calculated for other durations or appointment percentages.

Pay Scale Classifications
There are three pay scale classifications for Project and Program Assistants.

Non-doctoral
A student in a master’s program, or a graduate non-degree student, or a doctoral student who does not hold a master’s degree and who has completed fewer than 24 credits of graduate work toward the degree.

Doctoral
A student in a doctoral program who holds a master’s degree. If the doctoral program does not require a master’s degree, a student must complete at least 24 graduate credits in the program to advance to the doctoral pay classification.

Dissertator
A graduate student in a PhD program who has achieved dissertator status.

Project/Program Assistant Rates are found in Appendix A.
Research Assistants
Research Assistants are appointed on the following pay basis:
  • Academic year appointment (C-basis)
    This is a 9-month appointment consisting of the fall semester (4-1/2 months) and the spring semester (4-1/2 months).
  • Annual appointment (A-basis)
    This is a 12-month appointment, typically beginning on July 1 (the beginning of the fiscal year), or on the first contractual day of the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Research duties and activities of a research assistant are specified in a job description maintained by the appointing unit. A supervisor/faculty member is responsible for directing an RA’s research activities.

Appointment Percentages
The appointment percent is based on the following:

Academic Year Appointments
  • 25% appointment, academic pay bay basis (9-month) appointment, approximately 370-400 hours.
  • 33% appointment, academic pay bay basis (9-month) appointment, approximately 500-530 hours.
  • 50% appointment, academic pay bay basis (9-month) appointment, approximately 760-800 hours.
  • 75% appointment, academic pay bay basis (9-month) appointment, approximately 1,160-1,200 hours.
Annual Appointments
  • 25% appointment, annual pay basis (12-month) appointment, approximately, 510-540 hours.
  • 33% appointment, annual pay basis (12-month) appointment, approximately, 680-710 hours.
  • 50% appointment, annual pay basis (12-month) appointment, approximately, 1020-1040 hours.
  • 75% appointment, annual pay basis (12-month) appointment, approximately, 1,530-1,560 hours.
Research Assistant Pay Base Rates
Three base rates have been established for a 9-month, 50% appointment ($15,000 – $17,000 – $19,000) that vary by school/college and/or department. The rates reflect the variation in stipends by discipline as documented in national surveys conducted by Oklahoma State University.

These stipend levels will be recalculated every two years against the OSU survey results.

RA rates for a 50% academic year appointment are as follows (Stipends for the most common appointment percentages at each base rate):
$15,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% 50% 100%
Annual * $12,100 $18,333 $36,667
Academic Year $9,900 $15,000 $30,000
$17,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% 50% 100%
Annual * $13,713 $20,778 $41,556
Academic Year $11,220 $17,000 $34,000
$19,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% 50% 100%
Annual * $15,327 $23,222 $46,444
Academic Year $12,540 $19,000 $38,000
* Annual appointment stipend is calculated as 11/9ths of Academic Year appointment
For All GAs
Letters of Offer
From the appropriate template provided in Appendix B, a letter of offer should be prepared and sent to each graduate assistant. The appointee signs and returns one copy of the letter to the appointing department indicating acceptance of the offer. Whenever possible, offer letters of appointment or reappointment should be received by the prospective appointee no later than April 15 for the upcoming academic year.

Accepted Offers
From the appropriate template provided in Appendix B, a follow-up letter for accepted offers should be prepared and sent to each graduate assistant. These letters contain information about actions that students need to take to be paid on time, receive benefits for which they are eligible, and be in compliance with UWM, state and federal regulations.

See Appendix B: Sample Letters of Offer and Accepted Offer.


Appointment of International Students/Non-U.S. Citizens
Most international students will have F1 visas. Please contact the Center for lnternational Education if you are considering making an assistantship offer to someone on a J-1 visa. Regulations for employment of those on J-1 visas are situation specific, and cannot be covered in a general template.

The Center for International Education (CIE) is responsible for certifying that U.S. immigration regulations and requirements have been met by international students.

Copies of all letters of offer to international students/non-U.S. citizens should be sent to the International Student and Scholar Services office in CIE. International students are limited to 20 hours of employment per week (across all positions) and cannot hold an appointment (or concurrent appointments) of more than 50% during the fall or spring semester. The requirements for international students apply to non-U.S. citizens currently residing in this country that have not attained official permanent resident status, as well as to international students not yet admitted to the U.S.

The international student is responsible for obtaining a Social Security number as soon as possible upon arrival in the United States.

All non-native English-speaking TAs are required to take an English diagnostic examination before or during orientation. Information on this test is available from the ELA office and from the Center for International Education. If the English diagnostic examination reveals that the employee’s language proficiency is inadequate, the employee will be required to take a course in oral English skills for international teaching assistants at his/her own expense.

First-year international teaching assistants are required to attend an orientation program before being permitted to assume teaching responsibilities. Information regarding the orientation program is sent to newly appointed TA’s in a separate letter (not the appointment letter) from the Vice Chancellor’s Office.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
It is UWM policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, use of lawful products off the premises during nonworking hours, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Discrimination or harassment based on any protected status, including sexual harassment, is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis. UWM’s Discriminatory Conduct Policy is available from the Office of Equity/Diversity Services.

The University will provide physical accessibility to work environments and reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices.

The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era consistent with federal and state law. Equal opportunity principles will guide all employment practices, including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, layoffs, terminations, retention, certification, and testing. While the chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, University administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to the Office of Equity/Diversity Services.
Fringe Benefits
Students must have an appointment of 33% or greater for at least one term (Academic “C” basis) or six months (Annual “A” basis) to meet eligibility requirements for benefits.

Students on an Annual (A) basis have deductions for health insurance and other fringe benefits taken monthly. If the appointment is not continued, benefit coverage will end the last day of the month of the termination and any prepaid coverage will be refunded to the student, depending on the type of insurance. The health plan may be continued at full cost to the student for up to 18 months. The UWM Benefits Office should be contacted within 10 days following the last day of the appointment.

Students on an Academic (C) basis may or may not have deductions for summer health insurance and other benefits. The UWM Benefits Office sends a list to departments to determine who will be continuing their appointment for Summer Session and/or Fall.

Students re-appointed for a Summer Session or the next academic year will automatically receive summer coverage. An additional month’s deductions will be taken from each March, April and May payrolls (paid on April, May and June 1, respectively) at the end of the academic year.

If the student is not re-appointed, benefit coverage will end the last day of the month of termination and any prepaid coverage will be refunded to the student, depending on the type of insurance. The health plan may be continued at full cost to the student for up to 18 months. The UWM Benefits Office should be contacted within 10 days following the last day of the appointment.

If a student’s initial appointment is during the summer and the appointing unit expects a re-appointment in Fall, the student is eligible for summer coverage; however, the student must pay the summer premiums by check. There are no deductions on the summer stipend checks.

Questions regarding insurance should be directed to the UWM Benefits Office (benefits@uwm.edu or 414-229-5353) within 30 days of the first contractual day of the student’s initial UWM appointment (not the first day of classes). Health and accident insurance is required of all international students attending UWM. Depending on their appointment, they may be eligible for health insurance through the UWM Benefits Office.
Appendices
Appendix A: Assistantship Stipend Schedules
Stipend rates for TAs, PAs, and RAs are established by the University. Graduate assistants with appointments of 33% or greater also receive tuition remission and are eligible for health insurance.
Teaching Assistant Stipends
As of 2018-19
C-Basis (9 month) Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Non-Doctoral $27,500 $13,750 $9,075
Doctoral $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Dissertator $33,200 $16,600 $10,956
Project/Program Assistant Stipends
As of 2018-19
C-Basis (9 month) Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Non-Doctoral $24,500 $12,250 $8,085
Doctoral $27,000 $13,500 $8,910
Dissertator $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
A-Basis (12 month) Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Non-Doctoral $29,944 $14,972 $9,881
Doctoral $33,000 $16,500 $10,890
Dissertator $36,666 $18,333 $12,100
Research Assistant Stipends
As of 2015-16
C-Basis (9-month)
School/Division Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Academic Affairs $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Architecture & Urban Planning $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Arts (Peck School) $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Business (Lubar) $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Continuing Education $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Education $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Engineering & Applied Science $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Freshwater Sciences $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Graduate School $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
21st Century Studies, Center for $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Other $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Health Sciences $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Information Studies $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Letters & Science
African & African Diaspora Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Anthropology $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Art History $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Biosciences $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Chemistry $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Communication $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Cultures & Communities $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Economics $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
English $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Field Station $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Foreign Languages & Literature $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Forensic Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
French, Italian, & Comp. Lit. $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Geography $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Geosciences $38,000 $19,000 $12,450
History $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Institute for Global Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
International Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
JAMS $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Languages Res, Ctr $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Linguistics $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
MAFLL $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Mathematical Sciences $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
NIEHS Core Center $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Philosophy $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Physics $38,000 $19,000 $12,540
Political Science $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Psychology $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Sociology $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Spanish & Portuguese $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
21st Cent Studies, Center $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Urban Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Women’s Studies $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Nursing $30,000 $15,000 $9,900
Public Health (Zilber) $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
Social Welfare (Bader) $34,000 $17,000 $11,220
A-Basis (12-month)
$15,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% Appointment 50% Appointment 100% Appointment
Annual* $12,100 $18,333 $36,667
$17,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% Appointment 50% Appointment 100% Appointment
Annual* $13,713 $20,778 $41,556
$19,000 base for 9-month 50% appointment
Appt % 33% Appointment 50% Appointment 100% Appointment
Annual* $15,327 $23,222 $46,444
* Annual appointment stipend is calculated as 11/9ths of Academic Year (C-basis) appointment
Undergraduate Assistant Stipends
As of 2015-16
C-Basis (9 month) Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Project $16,424 $8,212 $5,420
Teaching $18,203 $9,101 $6,007
A-Basis (12 month) Full-Time Rate 50% Appointment 33% Appointment
Project $20,073 $10,036 $6,624
Appendix B: Sample Letters of Offer and Accepted Offer as of January 2019
General Instructions for Letters of Offer and Accepted Offer

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