Graduate student appointments across units

All College of Science and Engineering graduate students on research appointments will be paid at the salary rate of their academic home, regardless of what unit funds their research appointment.

Entry for the graduate student research appointments in the HR system will be done by the unit responsible for the oversight of the funds. Prior to the appointment entry, the appointing unit will receive confirmation of the appropriate starting salary in writing (email or hard copy) from the home department. (Each department may develop its own documentation to address other specific needs.)

The CSE Dean’s Office will maintain a website identifying the salary rates for graduate research assistants by program as well as the payroll contact(s) in each unit.


Any graduate students who were hired prior to the 2006-07 fiscal year will not have their salaries lowered because of the policy. The employing unit will continue to determine their annual salary increases.  

For more information:

College contact
Joy Wise Davis, CSE Human Resources Director

Approved: May 2006