February 24, 2012
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Greetings Fellow Graduate Assistants (MA and PhD):
I’ve been inspired by The Adjunct Project to gather data on the stipends and tuition grants as well as the duties for graduate assistants. I have wanted to do this for years – but – well – I needed inspiration. Now I’ve gotten it.
I am currently a PhD graduate assistant and quite happy with what I am doing. I would like to know more about others – and would like to see a networked effort to examine our stipends and benefits. Many GAs (or GAs or TAs) function as as adjuncts (without a lot of preparation) and many as research associates, providing lower-priced services as opposed to an adjunct, additional office support, or research assistance. I believe it would be interesting to learn more about how this works wherever you may be.
Please get the form via the url and enter your information. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDBwV0ZYbTlXaTJLQi0tczQ4SFBMSlE6MQ
I will be making the results public. I’d like to have your comments and ideas. This is about and for GAs – so let me know what you are thinking!
Here is the link for the spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmiNcWZdOfQVdDBwV0ZYbTlXaTJLQi0tczQ4SFBMSlE
If no one has said so lately, thanks for all you do.