In the year ahead, an additional $1 million will be used to increase the minimum stipend levels of graduate students on assistantships. This much-needed boost will allow us to increase minimum stipends for the first time since 2002.
Details of the increases are still being worked out between the Graduate School and the individual colleges. Graduate assistants make critically important contributions to our teaching and research mission. It is imperative that we compensate them in ways that will allow us to recruit and retain exceptional graduate students.