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Teaching and Graduate Assistants

Teaching Assistant (TA): A Teaching Assistant is a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the university, primarily in teaching, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week. 

Graduate Assistant (GA): A Graduate Assistant is a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the university, primarily in research, either directly, or under a grant or contract with other agencies, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week.

SAS Process

An appointment letter will be generated via the TA/GA System. Once the request flows throughout each approval process, a letter will be forwarded to the employee and copied to the department, which will serve as an attachment document in HCM. Additionally, a Waiver, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Form will be attached to each TA or GA letter. Once this form is signed and completed, it should be returned directly to the appointing Department. Please note, that Departments are now responsible for providing each TA/GA with Departmental Criteria prior to the effective appointment date.

For New Hires: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. located on Livingston Campus or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. located on the College Ave Campus to schedule I-9/On-boarding appointments. 


For Reappointments: Enter the new appointment information into PeopleSoft/HCM payroll system and attach the signed offer letter. 

Please send the signed offer letter via direct mail to the SAS Office of Human Resources or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to maintain a copy in the employee's Personnel file. 

For more information on TA/GA appointments, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Resources

April 30th Reappointment Notification Notice

Academic Appointments Manual


TA/GA page
 on the University Human Resources website- information regarding salary, benefit, and other helpful resources

Resources for TA/GA on the Academic Labor Relations website- Notification Letters, Non-reappointment Notices, TA/GA Professional Development Fund

Agreement Between Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Rutgers Council of the AAUP Chapters, American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO September 1, 2014–June 30, 2018 pages 50-54 pertaining to TA/GA appointments

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