Academic Student Employees (Unit 11)

As a member of the Teaching Associates (Unit 11) Union, you are eligible for many employee benefits.

The information below provides an overview of the benefits generally available to you as an Academic Student Employee:

Teaching Associates


The Teaching Associate classification provides currently enrolled or admitted CSU graduate students in classified status with part-time employment offering practical teaching experience in fields related to their advanced study.

Graduate Assistants


Under immediate supervision, the Graduate Assistant assists a regular faculty member or the teaching staff with various professional and technical duties associated generally with the subjects or programs in which the assistant is doing graduate work. 

Instructional Student Assistants


Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants perform teaching, grading or tutoring duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term.