Graduate Employee Economic Survey
The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the economic conditions of graduate employment at Temple University. The TUGSA Organizing Committee will use this information to shape future campaigns and improve the lives of graduate student employees across campus. All information collected will remain confidential and completely anonymous.
What college are you currently employed in?
Boyer College of Music and Dance
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
College of Public Health
College of Science and Technology
Fox School of Business
Klein College of Media and Communication
Public Policy Lab
School of Dentistry
School of Pharmacy
School of Social Work
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
Student Success Center
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
University Writing Center
Year of study
7 or above
Please describe your status.
What is your current employment title?
Research Assistant with Direct Academic Benefit
Both TA and RA (such as a 50/50 appointment)
How many hours are you contracted to work per week?
What is the duration of your current employment contract?
If applicable, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the months that are not covered by your contract (i.e. find work elsewhere, move back home, etc.)
How much is your paycheck each month after taxes?
Rate your pay from Temple University relative to its ability to meet your needs.
More than Adequate
Less than Adequate
How much do you spend each month on rent or cost of housing?
How much do you spend each month on utilities?
How much do you spend each month on transportation to and from Temple?
Do you provide healthcare coverage for a family, spouse, or dependent?
How much do you spend on health insurance coverage each month?
Please explain how the stability or instability of your employment impacts your ability to successfully complete your degree, effectively teach or perform research, as well as your overall quality of life.
Please explain how paying student and/or international fees at the beginning of each semester affects your life.
Can TUGSA quote from your answers above for use in our campaigns to end the fees and improve grad-life at Temple?
Yes, but keep me anonymous
Yes, please contact me at the email below
Leave your non-Temple email here if you'd like us to contact you about the quotes above or any other issues you'd like to discuss
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This form was created inside of Temple University Graduate Students' Association.