UMaine Graduate Stipends to Increase Again
January 14, 2007
Graduate Assistant Stipend Increase
We are very pleased to announce that effective Fall 06, the minimum graduate assistantship stipend will again increase from $11,000 to $11,500 for a nine-month academic year appointment. All graduate assistantship positions administered through the Graduate School and all work-study assistantship positions will receive the increase immediately. Any other half-time (20 hrs/week) assistantships which provide compensation at a level that is not equivalent to $11,500 for the academic year should make plans to increase to this level within the next year.
We wish to thank President Kennedy, Provost ad interim Mahon , Vice President Eckardt and Vice President Waldron, and the members of the Graduate Board Executive Committee for their efforts on behalf of our graduate student population.
-Daniel H. Sandweiss, Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
-Scott G. Delcourt, Associate Dean
UMaine's Agricultural Doctoral Programs Ranked Nationally
January 16, 2007
Academic Analytics, which ranks graduate programs by faculty scholarly activity in various areas, has rated UMaine’s agronomy and crop sciences number five nationally, trailing only the University of Arizona, Cornell University, the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and the University of California-Davis. Immediately behind UMaine are Purdue University and Penn State University. In the broader area of agricultural sciences, UMaine is ranked ninth. More information is available on the Chronicle of Higher EducationWeb site.