GSI Pay (rates, dates and paychecks)

Receiving Paychecks

If you teach, TA, or work at UCSC during the rest of the year:

  • Your check will be delivered to the same place as fall, winter, and spring.
  • Your direct deposit continues in summer too.

If you are working here only for Summer Session:

  • Direct deposit is the fastest, most secure way to receive your paycheck.  More information about direct deposit can be found on the Payroll Department’s website.
  • If you choose not to receive a direct deposit, your paycheck will be delivered after payday to your home address via the US Postal Service.

Payment Dates

  • Session 1 instructors - full pay August 1
  • Session 2 instructors - full pay September 1
  • 8wk - half August 1, half September 1
  • 10wk - half August 1, half September 1

During the summer, students who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Resident Aliens, and Resident Alien (for tax purposes) are not exempt from DCP Safe Harbor and Medicare Deductions. For more information regarding Safe Harbor and Medicare deduction, please visit the Career Center website, General Employment Information

If you have questions about your paycheck deductions, dependents you claimed, retirement, etc. please contact Payroll at payhelp@ucsc.edu or 831-459-2488. Summer Session staff are unable to answer payroll-related questions.

Pay Rate

Graduate Student Instructors are hired using the appropriate 'Associate In' or 'Teaching Fellow' title codes.

  • Associate In pay rate will be $5,255 per 5-credit course and $2,102 per 2-credit course(ie STEV 26). $4,204 per 4-credit*
  • Teaching Fellow pay rate is $5,880 per 5-credit course and $2,352 per 2-credit course (ie STEV 26). $4,704 per 4-credit.*

*These rates are pre-tax.

Associate In and Teaching Fellows are paid 1/9th of the annual rate.  Because AIs and TFs are represented, pay rates are negotiated as part of the bargaining contract.  Annual pay rates can be found in the salary scales on the APO web page.

If a graduate student advances to candidacy (moving from an Associate In rank to a Teaching Fellow), the department is responsible for notifying the Academic Human Resources Team at ue-ahr@ucsc.edu.  Notification is required by June 15 to reissue a revised Summer Session appointment letter and ensure appropriate payment for the first Summer Session.

If a graduate student completes their degree (moving from a GSI rank to a lecturer title), the department is responsible for (1) ensuring compliance and (2) notifying the Academic Human Resources Team at ue-ahr@ucsc.edu.  Notification is required by June 15 to reissue a revised Summer Session appointment letter and ensure appropriate payment for the first Summer Session. Summer 2020 lecturer pay will be based on a $59,235 annual lecturer salary ($6,581 for a 5 credit course). 

During the summer, students who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Resident Aliens, and Resident Alien (for tax purposes) are not exempt from DCP Safe Harbor and Medicare Deductions. For more information regarding Safe Harbor and Medicare deduction, please visit the Career Center website, General Employment Information

Teaching Courses under 5 Credits

Summer Session offers very few courses less than 5 credits, including a small number of 3, 2, and 1 credit classes and labs. Compensation for courses under 5 credits will be proportionate to the number of credits offered. Summer Session teaching compensation remains based upon the annual salary rate in effect as of June 30 of the calendar year in which the Summer Session begins. The following annual rates* will be applied based on the number of credits offered:

  • 4 credit - 8.88%
  • 3 credit - 6.66%
  • 2 credit - 4.44%
  • 1 credit - 2.22%

*These rates are pre-tax.

This change aligns Summer Session practices with other UC Summer Sessions and helps manage our instructional budget allocation.

 

Faculty Mentor

The appointing unit agrees to provide faculty oversight and mentoring to the GSI/TA. 

At a minimum, this entails appointing a faculty member who will: 

  1. Oversee the course description, reading list, and final grades and evaluations. 
  2. Review the last three sets of student evaluations for the appointee and meet before the course's beginning to discuss any issues. 
  3. Meet with the GSI before instruction begins to discuss course content, pedagogy, logistics, tests and assignments, grading and evaluation, and the faculty code of conduct. 
  4. Conduct one class visit and a follow-up meeting with the GSI during the first two weeks of the teaching quarter. 
  5. Be available to discuss matters related to the course throughout the quarter. 
  6. Act as formal supervisor of any GSI associated with the course. 
  7. Provide the (optional) written assessment of the GSI's employment performance, excluding evaluation of a GSI's own academic work. If an employment evaluation is completed, it must be included in the GSI's Employment File. 

*NOTE: The appointing unit must communicate the evaluation criteria and procedures for written employment evaluations to the GSI. New and revised criteria and procedures must be forwarded to the Labor Relations Office for notification to the union. CEP recommends that no more than three GSIs be assigned to one mentor to ensure that each GSI can have regular access to the mentor's guidance and support.  

Reimbursement

  • Please see our “Purchasing for your course” page. All Summer Session purchasing must go through our purchasing channels.  Pre-approval is required.  

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