Graduate Assistant Supervisors
We are delighted that you will be hiring and supervising graduate assistants. Your time and energy in supervising graduate students in academically relevant experiences contributes significantly to the quality of education at St. Cloud State University.
The following information is intended to assist in the hiring and supervision of graduate assistants. Departments and supervisors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information provided for both students and supervisors to facilitate a beneficial assistantship.
Online Hiring System
The School of Graduate Studies implemented an online system to store position descriptions, create student GA appointments, and complete the employment request and approval process beginning with fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2015). All GA appointments, employment requests, and approvals for FY15 f will be completed in this system.
Click on this link to begin: https://www5.stcloudstate.edu/graduatestudies/gradassist/
- You will login with your StarID and password. A PDF of the instructional guide is available here (.pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions are available! If you would like training on the new system, have questions, or are experiencing other difficulties, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at 320-308-2113.
2015-2016 Employment Dates
Graduate assistant employment dates generally reflect the employment dates of University faculty. The dates for fall and spring semesters are as follows:
Fall 2015 August 18, 2015 – December 19, 2015
Spring 2016 January 6, 2016 – May 6, 2016
These dates represent a guideline for graduate assistants and employers. Departments and supervisors may identify different start and end dates based on position responsibilities. Please note: Full-term assistantships carrying the full stipend will typically begin prior to the 10th day of the semester. Those assistantships beginning after the 10th day of the term will typically have a pro-rated stipend.
Graduate Assistant Orientation
GA Orientation is strongly encouraged for all new graduate assistants. Please notify students at the point of hiring of the date and time of orientation.
New GA Orientation
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Location: Cascade Room,, Atwood Memorial Center
A light meal will be served