grad student funding
Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Wed Jan 31 14:59:34 EST 1996
At 1:25 PM 1/30/96 -0800, Galloway Cynthia M wrote:
>I teach at a small campus within the Texas A&M system and have come up
>against a funding problem. We are expected to recruit graduate students
>(Master's level) and we have no money for research supplies for the
>student's research nor money to pay for a research assistanceship. The
>only source of funding is to provide a teaching assistantship for ten hours a
>week at minimum wage. This comes out to about $180.00 a month, not
>much. Where do others in a similar situation come up with money?
Here at ECSU we do not have a graduate program, but
we do have undergrads interested and doing some amazingly
good independent lab work.
We finance these projects through a small grants program
that are a part of our AAUP-CSU contract. Each year the
faculty can request up to $4,000 to fund a special project.
The money can be used for supplies, equipment, and stipend.
On our campus with 150 faculty there are about 15 awards
in a given year.
If yours is a union shop, you might ask what your union is
doing for professional development at the bargaining table.
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