HR Support for L&S Graduate Assistants

L&S provides college-level HR support for graduate assistantship issues. Laura Fisk is the L&S HR Associate Director for Student Assistants and Short Term Staff. Laura works with departments, but she can also help TAs directly with multiple issues, concerns, and questions.

HR to Help You comes directly from Laura. She introduces herself and shares insight on some of the most common graduate assistant HR topics.

Laura Fisk

HR Associate Director for Graduate Students

Phone: 608-265-3333
Email: laura.fisk@wisc.edu

HR to Help you

by Laura Fisk


Do you have concerns in your job as a TA or concerns about your work environment? Are you not sure where to start? I can help.

For example: If you have accommodations as a student related to a disability or medical condition and think those accommodations might help you in your TA role, I can help. If you have concerns about workload or expectations or your working relationship with your instructor—I can help with that too.  

Some common issues I help TA’s with are:

  • Accommodations needed to help you do your job as a TA, related to a disability or medical condition (examples: special lighting, special chairs or stools, or assistance with grading)
  • Using paid sick leave and understanding leave options  
  • TA workloads and expectations

If I can’t directly assist you with your issue, I am lucky to have a great team of others within L&S Administration I can refer you to—such as Lynne Prost, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Academic Affairs (lprost@wisc.edu). 

Let me know how I can help! 

Laura Fisk, HR Associate Director for Graduate Students (laura.fisk@wisc.edu)

Learn more about Laura, HR, and employment policies in the New TA Training Canvas course, available all fall semester. Self-register at https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/L9LHR6.

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Graduate Assistant Policies & Procedures (GAPP)

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Nondiscrimination on Basis of Disability Policy

Divisional Disability Representative (DDR)

Employee Disability Resources

Employee Assistance Office

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