Faculty Senate Resolution on Graduate Stipend (November 2015)

Senate Resolution 11/11/2015


WHEREAS the Rensselaer Graduate Student Council, with the support of the Office of Graduate Education, has produced a thoughtful analysis of graduate student stipends at our peer and aspirant institutions, one that fully takes into account regional differences in cost of living, and


WHEREAS the Office of Graduate Education has reviewed the Council’s study and recommends that graduate stipends be increased by $3,000,


BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate requests that the administration take whatever steps are necessary to adjust graduate stipends upwards by $3,000, and continue to make annual adjustments in order to ensure that our graduate stipends remain competitive with our peer and aspirant institutions.