Teachers College Ph.D candidates working as course assistants should be compensated as much as their colleagues in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Continuing concerns about unfair workloads for course assistants, under-compensation, and the state of the budget at Teachers College in the wake of a $300 million fundraising initiative have some students seeking their own answers to their complaints.
Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14 and a University Senator, is leading the movement for an improved, more standardized training process for undergraduate teaching assistants.
The Teachers College administration raised teaching assistants’ pay by $200 and established new guidelines for their workloads, but some still feel that their pay and work conditions are minimal relative to the Columbia equivalent.
Whether pursuing a degree for prestige or education, we should value our graduate instructors.
Teachers College TAs have expressed frustration that their pay is significantly lower than that of Columbia TAs—who are typically paid about $5,000 per class—even though they say they do just as much work.
Apr 18, 2:32pm
Diversity in motion: Dance Theatre of Harlem turns 45—This Harlem institution “devoted to breaking down barriers in ballet” honors its history with an eclectic variety of performances from April 23... Read More
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As part of a series of short interviews featuring individual members of the Varsity Show, Spectrum’s Sally Gao sat down with Lindsay Garber, BC ’16. Lindsay, who transferred to Barnard... Read More
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