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Information About Graduate Student Instructors and Staff Assistants at the University of Michigan

Number of Graduate Student Instructors (FTE*) by Unit
as of November 1 each year

Updated February 2011


*Full time equivalent (FTE) indicates the number of GSIs each unit would have if all of the part-time instructors were added together to create full-time positions. For instance, two 50% GSIs would equal one FTE.

Units with a relatively large number of undergraduate students, such as LS&A and Engineering, engage a correspondingly large number of GSIs. Schools that offer programs only at the graduate and professional level are likely to have very few GSIs or none at all.

Source: Faculty and Staff Data Displays or FTE reports, HRRIS

Office of Budget and Planning

February 2011

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GSI Employment by Unit (FTE)

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GSI Appointment Fraction Distribution

How Much GSIs Teach

How Much GSIs Are Paid

Recent History of GSI Salary Increases

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Information About Graduate Student Instructors at the University of Michigan

Site updated March 31, 2008

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