Tue, Jun 23, 2015, 7:56pm
Former teaching assistant Longxi Zhao said he was wrongfully fired for inappropriate email communication, an unapproved vacation day taken on the Friday before spring break, failure to proctor a makeup quiz, and incorrect implementation of homework policy.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015, 8:55pm
The Graduate Workers of Columbia University, a group of graduate students hoping its union will be recognized by the University, says that Columbia does not provide adequate teaching training—an issue it hopes can be resolved through collective bargaining power.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 6:56am
Following NYU's lead, a union of Columbia graduate student students is seeking recognition from the University. What can they accomplish, and for whom are they accomplishing it?
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 8:07pm
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.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 3:38am
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.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 4:32am
Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14 and a University Senator, is leading the movement for an improved, more standardized training process for undergraduate teaching assistants.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012, 5:14am
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.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012, 10:13pm
Whether pursuing a degree for prestige or education, we should value our graduate instructors.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 3:56am
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.