About Grad Assistants

Definition of Graduate Assistant

Students registered in the Graduate College or enrolled in professional areas such as medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy are eligible to hold assistantships. Terms of employment are governed by the union contract for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants. UIC policies only apply to Research Assistants

Governing Statutes/Policies

  • HRPP 202-03 Appointment Process for Graduate Assistants
  • HRPP 203-03 Other Temporary Academic Appointments: Academic or Graduate Hourly, Administrative, Postdoctoral Research Associates, or Fellows

Pay Increases

Grad Assistant pay is determined by the negotiated contract.