ERIC Number: ED197660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report and Recommendations on Student Compensation. Report No. 81-3.
The compensation policy for students and graduate assistant employees at two-year and four-year public institutions in Washington State was studied. General student employment (excluding teaching assistants) is considered in terms of regular student employment and work study employment. Regular student employment is fully funded out of the institution's regular budget and no direct reimbursement is received from the state or federal governments. The College Work Study program is federally subsidized while the state work study program is supported by the state. Characteristics of the two programs and primary differences are examined. Recommendations concerning regular student employment provide that institutions establish student employee scales or compensation plans, recognizing employee experience and quality of work accomplished; and that the legislature fund salary increases for general student employment commensurate with increases authorized for Higher Education Personnel Board personnel. Compensation for teaching assistants and teaching assistant productivity were analyzed. The productivity ratio for converting teaching assistants to full-time equivalent faculty was reviewed at both the Universlty of Washington and Washington State University. The final recommendation recognizes the importance of graduate assistants and recommends that the legislature provide increases for this group, commensurate with the average salary increases provided to regular and exempt staff. Data on average salary comparisons and information on graduate student service appointments are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, College Students, Compensation (Remuneration), Employee Responsibility, Employment Practices, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Job Performance, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Productivity, Program Descriptions, Salaries, State Action, Student Employment, Teaching Assistants, Work Study Programs
Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, 908 East Fifth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.