Aug. 11, 2022

Graduate and Professional Student Association Resolution No. 3

of the 23rd session

INTRODUCED BY: GPSA President George Ambriz

WHEREAS, UNLV’s Graduate & Professional Student Association (“GPSA”) represents the interests and concerns of graduate and professional students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and,

WHEREAS, the Teaching and Learning Center (“TLC”) offers instruction, workshops and seminars to faculty, part-time instructors, and graduate and professional students; and has a policy that differentiates between faculty/part-time instructors and graduate and professional students; and,

WHEREAS, the council members of the GPSA have expressed concerns about the lack of instruction available, particularly for WebCT, to graduate and professional students acting in the capacity of instructors; and,

WHEREAS, the council members of the GPSA have expressed concern that the TLC does not offer the same quality or quantity of instruction, workshops and seminars to graduate students and gives preferential treatment to faculty and part-time instructors; and,

WHEREAS, graduate and professional students now comprise a substantial percentage of the total teaching body at the University with 145 PTIs/graduate students currently teaching classes, and the number of graduate and professional students who act in a teaching capacity is expected to increase in the coming years; as well as approximately 500 Graduate Assistants -- many of whom may be assigned as part of their duties assisting a faculty member to help with WEB CT discussions, assignments, syllabus, grading etc. therefore,

LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the council members of the GPSA are in agreement that the TLC does not adequately meet the needs of graduate and professional students at the University; and

LET IT ALSO BE RESOLVED, that the GPSA takes umbrage at the unequal treatment given to graduate students by the TLC and insists that any graduate and professional student whose teaching responsibilities are commensurate with other faculty and part-time instructors be treated on an equal level, and further discrimination against these graduate and professional students cease immediately.