Graduate students with appointments as research assistants or as research fellows should be in touch with their faculty advisors and supervisors to learn about any changes to the activities of their research group, including the possibility for continuing research remotely. For additional information, please consult the University’s Guidance on Continuity for Research for laboratories and research facilities.
Graduate students serving as teaching assistants should consult as soon as possible with their faculty supervisors. Effective Thursday, March 19, the University moved all classes online. GTAs should be actively engaged with the course instructors in the process of moving labs and sections to online platforms and delivering their sections from a remote location.
Graduate students are not allowed to be designated employees, and they may only work remotely. GTAs and GRAs should contact their faculty advisors/supervisors to discuss their work.
- If you can work remotely, as determined by your faculty supervisor, you will be paid as usual for the period of your existing commitment as a GTA/GRA
- If you cannot work remotely, you will be paid as usual for the period of your existing commitment as a GTA/GRA.
To learn more about leave types available for COVID-19 situations, visit the Managing Leave webpage.