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Faculty Affairs

Instructional Student Assistant


  • The hiring of Academic Student Employees (Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistants) is regulated by the articles of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as agreed upon by the CSU and the UAW (Bargaining Unit 11). The current CBA covers the period of November 13, 2018 through September 30, 2020 and may be accessed at:
  • Care must be taken to ensure that Agreement articles related to appointment and notice, as well as CSU System-wide Classification and Qualification Standards are upheld.

Policies and Resources

Instructional Student Assistants have working assignments that may involve tutoring, advising, and/or grading.

Instructional Student Assistants are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week of total employment while the student is enrolled in classes. Instructional Student Assistants employed for less than 20 hours per week may be appointed concurrently in another student classification up to a combined total of approximately 20 hours per week.


Job Announcements for TA's will be posted to the Careers Page at

  • Procedures for Creating a Job Announcement (available in OFA ToolKit)
  • Procedures for Hiring NEW ISA's (instructions available in OFA ToolKit)

Duties Form - Required for ALL Unit 11 Employees

  • Duties Form: Template in Adobe SIgn and instructions in OFA ToolKit

If a student has not worked in as an employee with Fresno State, the appointment will be a NEW Hire. Submit all required and Faculty Affairs will reach out for a Payroll Intake Session.

New Hires are also considered changing positions and will require a New Hire Payroll Intake Session:

  • (a) ISA --> TA;
  • (b) ISA --> GA;
  • (c) GA --> TA 

 ISAs are appointed for a selected amount of time and are paid on a monthly basis during the period of employment. 

A Timesheet must be completed by the last day of each month. This timesheet is accessed through MyFresnoState.

Time Entry Guide is located on HR website (PDF

See Also

CSU Total Compensation Calculator


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