Workload and benefits

Graduate Assistantship appointments are percentage based. The percentage of appointment is based on the total expected hours of work throughout the course of the semester. CANES routinely assigns Teaching Assistants to 50% appointments, equivalent to 20 hours of work per week for a total of 360 hours per semester.

Each TA will receive a breakdown of expected workload with their official appointment letter. The TA is expected to review and discuss the workload with the supervising faculty member of the course. By signing and returning the workload agreement to the department administrator, the TA accepts the appointment for the semester.


All Graduate Assistantships at or above 33.4% include full tuition remission, a full array of benefits including health insurance and office space within the department. Spring teaching appointments also carry summer tuition remission.

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Current rates of pay
Segregated Fees