Assistantship Salaries and Stipends
Teaching and Project Assistant Salaries
See the salary schedules for 2012-2013.
Weekend Differential. Any TA appointed to teach a course taught on the weekend between the hours of 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 a.m. on Monday will be compensated with an additional 1% appointment per course assignment per semester.
Distance Differential. Any TA appointed to teach a course taught at a remote site away from the Kenwood campus where the employee must be physically present at this remote site to teach will be compensated with an additional 1% appointment per course per semester.
It is understood that the increased appointment percentage under this section does not represent additional hours of work required per semester but is intended solely as add-on compensation for weekend or remote assignments.
Research Assistant Stipends
Undergraduate Assistant Salaries
In exceptional cases when a qualified graduate student is not available, and with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, a qualified undergraduate student may be hired to perform a function usually performed by a graduate student staff appointee.
To request approval, an Assistant Justification form must be submitted with the Personnel Action form to the director of Graduate Student Services in the Graduate School prior to the beginning of the appointment period. The appointment must not exceed 50% time.
Undergraduate assistants must pay 100% of health insurance premiums and they do not qualify for tuition remission. Income taxes are withheld and earnings are reported on a W-2 form. Social Security taxes will be withheld for undergraduate assistants with C-basis appointments over 39% or A-basis appointments over 28%. Completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form is required for undergraduate assistants.
See the salary schedule for 2012-2013. A Graduate Assistant Justification form must be submitted to the director of Graduate Student Services in the Graduate School PRIOR to the beginning of the appointment period.
Health Insurance Benefits Information for Graduate Assistants
The School, College or Department must provide to all new Graduate Assistants a reminder of their eligibility for insurance enrollment. The memo is to be included with the initial Letter of Appointment, and is available on the Department of Human Resources Web site.
The following is an example of an enrollment deadline:
- Date of hire—August 27, 2010
- The last day to turn in a health insurance application (within 30 days of August 27) is Wednesday, September 26, 2010. Any time the 30th day falls over a weekend, the application must be received in the Department of Human Resources no later than the preceding business day.
Information and applications for the health insurance and other insurance programs can be found in the Department of Human Resources, Engelmann Hall 125. Benefit Orientations are also held to explain the options available to you. Orientation dates are posted on the Department of Human Resources and Employee Development Web sites.
Please contact the Benefits Office in the Department of Human Resources at email@example.com with any questions.