Resolution on the Hiring of Graduate Students as Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistants

Resolution Number: RS02-192
January, 2002

Hiring of graduate STUDENTS AS TEACHING ASSOCIATES

AND graduate assistants


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Whereas                       San Francisco State University is unequivocally committed to providing

its students with the highest possible quality of instruction; and


Whereas                       High-quality

instruction is associated, on the one hand, with breadth and depth of

discipline-knowledge and, on the other, with use of pedagogical strategies

designed to maximize student learning; and


Whereas                       Students

can benefit in numerous ways from the opportunity to teach as part of their own

preparation for advanced study and/or professional careers; and


Whereas                       On

February

19, 2002, the California State University issued revised language on

Classification and Qualification Standards for Teaching Associates and Graduate

Assistants, a copy of which is attached to this resolution; therefore let it be


Resolved                      That

the Academic Senate, SFSU, urge all academic programs to discuss and implement

immediately the criteria and standards for hiring graduate students as Teaching

Associates and Graduate Assistants, as specified in the revised CSU

Classification and Qualification Standards issued on February 19, 2002; and

further be it


Resolved                      That

the Faculty Affairs Committee, in consultation with the Graduate Council,

develop a comprehensive policy on graduate Teaching Associates and Graduate

Assistants at San Francisco State University; and further be it


Resolved                      That

the Academic Senate, SFSU, request the Dean of the Graduate Division to make

available to all deans, department chairs, and program directors a copy of the

revised CSU Classification and Qualification Standards issued on February

19, 2002.




*** APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY, MARCH 19, 2002***