Finance & Administration

DGS Compensation

Overview

In September 2013, Arts & Sciences established standardized compensation guidelines for faculty serving as Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for departments and programs.

Policy

  1. For Departments that have less than 30 graduate students, the DGS may receive $3,000 for research support each academic year.
  2. For Departments that have 30 or more graduate students but less than 75, the DGS may receive one course release or $5,000 for research support each academic year.
  3. For Departments that have 75 or more graduate students, the DGS may receive one course release or $7,500 for research support each academic year.

Compensation for the PhD programs will be funded by A&S. However, the compensation for the masters’ programs should be funded by the departments and treated as an expense against the master’s revenue received. If there is only one DGS for both the PhD and masters’ program the enrollments for each should be combined to determine the proper compensation, with A&S and the department contributing a percentage based on the number of PhD and masters students, respectively.

Any additional compensation that the department would choose to provide would need to be funded with departmental resources.

Interdisciplinary Programs

For the interdisciplinary programs, if the DGS has a faculty appointment in TCA&S, the above guidelines would apply.  If in the event the interdisciplinary program has co-DGS, then the compensation would be split proportionately based on the number of students each DGS is responsible to administer (Note: the compensation is only being provided to TCA&S faculty members. Other school’s faculty will adhere to their DGS policy).