UW–Madison formalizes graduate assistantship policy, continues investment in graduate assistants

A new policy document provides formal guidance on employment-related matters for graduate student teaching and project assistants and their supervisors.  Consistent with university values of shared decision making, the document comes out of a two-year collaborative process involving graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration.

UW–Madison raises TA stipend rates

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is raising the minimum stipend for teaching assistants on campus by almost 9 percent for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.

The increase of 8.99 percent brings minimum teaching assistant stipends up to $20,000 for a nine-month, 50 percent appointment, and places UW–Madison at or above the median stipend rate at its public peer institutions. Many departments pay stipends above the minimum rate in order to be competitive in recruiting top graduate students.

Graduate School welcomes two new directors

Two new staff members have joined the Graduate School team, filling positions essential to the Graduate School’s mission to serve students and programs across campus.

Amy Kuether will assume the role of Director of Academic Services Jan. 22 and Scott Carter will join the Graduate School as Fellowship Director Jan. 10.

Florence Hsia joins the Graduate School as associate dean

A new face and a familiar one have joined the leadership team in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Cynthia Czajkowski, professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health, has moved from interim to permanent status as the associate vice chancellor for research in the biological sciences. Florence Hsia, professor of history of science, has been appointed the associate vice chancellor for research in the arts and humanities.