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.
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