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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 2014 (July 1, 2013). All GA appointments, employment requests, and approvals for FY15 f will be completed in this system.

Click on this link to begin:

  • 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.

2014-2015 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 2014 August 19, 2014 – December 19, 2014

Spring 2015 January 7, 2015 – May 8, 2015

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.

Make-up New GA Orientation

Friday, September 5, 2014
1:00-4:00 pm

Alumni Room
Atwood Memorial Center

Refreshments will be served

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