Administrative Manual — Recruitment of URM Teaching Assistants

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences sets aside some funds to support the recruitment of underrepresented minorities -defined as US citizens and permanent residents who are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino/a, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, women in science and mathematics (including computer science), and individuals with disabilities (defined as an individual with "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities" in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended ( for positions as teaching assistants. Once an individual has been successfully recruited, the College will authorize expenditures by the recruiting department of up to $2,500 for the first new HTE appointment each year and $1,000 for each additional new HTE appointment.

The DEO must write to Dean Getz with a specific request for these funds. The funds set aside for this initiative are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The funds may be requested to provide a competitive stipend to the minority TA or to cover expenditures for the recruitment. If awarded, the funds will be allocated to the department's TA grant program number (5-2575000) using organizational account 600 in the MFK.

When the recruiting unit is different from the hiring unit, the two units may agree on a division of the funds, based on actual recruiting expenses, and apply to Dean Getz for authorization. Otherwise, only the recruiting unit will be authorized to spend the funds.