California State University, Fullerton

Unit 11 Appointments



Unit 11 – Graduate Assistant (GA), Teaching Associates (TA), Instructional Student Assistants (ISA)   

Unit 11 FAR Workshop July 2013



GA, TA and ISA positions are governed under the Unit 11 CBA. Only appropriately qualified students
may be hired into the above classifications. Each College and individual departments maintain a listing
of open hire positions on their websites. "Open hire" positions are positions available for currently
enrolled or admitted students which were not previously committed to a student at the time of admission
or under an existing advising relationship with a faculty member.  Please see the Career Center website for Unit 11 job postings on campus.


Graduate Assistants

Under immediate supervision, the Graduate Assistant assists a regular faculty member or the teaching
staff with various professional and technical duties associated generally with the subjects or programs
in which the assistant is doing graduate work. This work should not take precedence over the successful
completion of the graduate degree program by the student in a timely manner. Prior to hiring,
department/program should consult the Unit 11 CBA as well as
Minimum Classification and Qualification Standards to ensure hiring in the correct job code.

Graduate students must be hired into either of the following class codes:

• 2325 - Graduate Assistants, Monthly (and Summer)

• 2355 - Graduate Assistants, Academic Year

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Teaching Associates

The Teaching Associate classification provides currently enrolled or admitted CSU graduate students with
part-time employment offering practical teaching experience in fields related to their advanced study. They
teach university courses and may also assist faculty or teaching staff with various professional and technical
activities. Work assignments are closely associated with their program of study or the academic department
in which they are enrolled.

Range A represents the salary range for CSU graduate students who (1) are currently enrolled or admitted
to master’s degree programs and (2) usually teach credit-bearing courses. Range B represents the salary
range for CSU graduate students who (1) are currently enrolled or admitted to doctoral degree programs,
or hold a doctorate, and (2) usually teach credit-bearing courses.

Prior to hiring, department/program should consult the Unit 11 CBA as well as
Minimum Classification and Qualification Standards to ensure hiring in the correct job code.

Teaching Associates must be hired into the following class codes:

• 2354 - Teaching Associates, Academic Year

• 2353 - Teaching Associates, 12-Month

• 2324 - Teaching Associates, Summer Term

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Instructional Student Assistants

Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants in this classification perform teaching, grading or tutoring
duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent
administrative
unit over the course of an academic term. Assignments are made by academic department or
equivalent
administrative unit by a specific supervisor at a CSU campus.

Incumbents in this classification work part-time (typically 20 hours per week) during academic periods and
may
work full-time during academic break periods. Incumbents may have concurrent assignments in other
Student
Assistant classifications as long as the maximum hours are not exceeded.

Prior to hiring, department/program should consult the Unit 11 CBA as well as
Minimum Classification and Qualification Standards to ensure hiring in the correct job code.

Instructional Student Assistants must be hired into the following class codes:

1150 - Instructional Student Assistant (range of hours)

1151 - Instructional Student Assistant (On-campus work study)

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