Graduate Assistantship Policy Formalized, Stipend Investment Continues
UW-Madison has released a new policy document that provides formal guidance on employment-related matters for graduate student teaching and project assistants and their supervisors. The Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP) document formalizes practices that are already established at UW–Madison such as appointment letters, probationary periods, job orientation and training, performance evaluations, and leave benefits. Policies covering research assistantships will be added later. UW also announced that stipends for graduate students have increased 42 percent for teaching assistants, 30 percent for project assistants, and 22 percent for research assistants since 2013. Graduate students and supervisors are encouraged to contact their local human resources offices with any questions.