New process effective 03/01/22: we have updated this process and are working to update this Collab page. The new process includes calculating the same total rate that a student should earn for their entire service period. Instead of creating Contract Pay, departments should update the FTE for the appointment to match the dollar amount owed. This new process should reduce errors in student pay, should reduce the number of transactions required to achieve a daily rate, and will require shorter approval time (since a change in FTE can be processed as a PayPath transaction). We are working on a spreadsheet template to help with the calculations. If you would like to test our spreadsheet, please contact Courtney Aguila or Laura Jimenez.
Occasionally an Associate or Teaching Assistant (TA) is appointed for other than the entire quarter. The appointment may begin late or end early. In some cases, a student might add an extra section after the quarter has begun and the TA percent time needs to be increased for part of the quarter. These situations should be avoided whenever possible and are treated as an exception by the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.
If the appointment must change mid-quarter, please contact the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs immediately to determine whether the action will require written approval by the Dean of Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. Due to the fact that Associates and TAs have a different pay periods versus service periods, these situations require a daily rate of pay calculation.
IMPORTANT: If an Associate or Teaching Assistant ends early and does not work 50% time for at least half the quarter, they become ineligible for the ASE Partial Fee Remission. Any amounts paid to the student account may be removed and the student will be responsible for paying the balance. Be sure to inform the student and contact Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs as needed.
Process and Calculations
You can also use this handy workbook to calculate the daily rate:
Number of Days in a Quarter
A 50% fall quarter TA resigns 10/14. The start of the quarter was 9/19 (for this example only); therefore, the student worked from 9/19 to 10/14 for a total of 20 days (M-F). The quarter has 60 days (for this example only).
The calculations are as follows:
$12,358.68 = 205.98
205.98 x 0.50 (percent time) = 102.989 (daily rate of pay)