UW–Madison to increase minimum graduate assistant stipends for 2022-23

Minimum stipend amounts for graduate assistants at UW–Madison will increase by three to four percent for the next academic year.

Changes to the minimum stipend rates for 2022-23 reflect a 4% increase for research assistants (RAs) and a 3% increase for teaching assistants (TAs), project assistants (PAs), and lecturer student assistants.

Employment policy for research assistants available

Employment policy for research assistants (RAs) has been added to Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP). Published in May 2019 with initial focus on teaching assistantships (TA) and project assistantships (PA), GAPP outlines policies for appointment letters, orientation and training, leave benefits, grievance procedure, and more.

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 announces 2018 Teaching Assistant Award winners

Fifteen graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards. UW–Madison employs over 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs) across a wide range of disciplines where they are an integral part of the Wisconsin Experience. Their contributions to the classroom, lab, and field are essential to the university’s educational mission.

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.