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Friday, February 5, 2016

The Compact Process and CLA, 2016

In a post last year, I described in some detail how the University’s compact process works. In this post, I provide the basics to understand this year’s process. If you would like a fuller understanding of the compact process, I encourage you to read last year’s post. If you’d like a primer of many other aspects of our budgeting, check out Chief Financial Officer Brent Gustafson’s overview. [PDF]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CLA has increased graduate student stipends

During my visits to department meetings in the fall semester, many of you heard me mention that we would soon be announcing improvements in graduate student support. In December we were pleased to announce to chairs and directors of graduate studies that the base stipend for a graduate assistant in CLA (50% time; 9-month appointment) will be $17,500 beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, an increase of approximately 14%.