This section provides an overview of many benefits available to faculty and staff. In the event of conflict between the overview provided in this handbook and the plan document or insurance plan, the plan document or insurance plan will govern. Complete descriptions are not possible in the handbook; employees should contact Human Resources for specific plan details. The Labor Agreement governs in the case of Union employees in all aspects of this section. Regular non-union employees who have a schedule involving a (.46) FTE or above, and Union employees who have a (.50) FTE or above are eligible to participate in the College’s benefit programs.
Carleton College will comply with all applicable laws such as ACA, FMLA, federal, state, and any applicable regulations.
Employment & Benefits
Summer Student Research and Employment
Student Research Fellowships
During academic breaks, students may receive financial support via a Research Fellowship for the research activity. The purpose of offering financial support during breaks is so that students can afford to further their education by pursuing more in-depth research experiences. The students participating in this research are Student Research Partners and are not classified as employees. For further information see Undergraduate Research at Carleton.
Student Research Assistants
Also during academic breaks, faculty may hire Student Research Assistants. These student workers do not have intellectual ownership of the research product. The tasks they perform assist faculty members, but do not necessarily lead to an increased capacity for the students to conduct independent research.
Student positions that primarily consist of tasks such as glassware washing, caring for animals, proof-reading, locating references or sources, transcribing or coding interviews, and bibliographic editing, without deeply engaging the students in research design, implementation, and interpretation, are primarily for the benefit of the faculty member (and college).
Student Research Assistant positions are classified as Carleton employees and are paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $11.25/hour, beginning Summer 2020, for actual hours worked and are reported via Student Web Time Entry on The Hub. These positions may be full-time or part-time and students may hold more than one position on campus but should not be scheduled for more than a 40 hour work week between all positions. Student employment positions are compensated at overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours each week.
Regular Summer Student Employment positions on campus also provide meaningful opportunities and resume building experiences. Regular Summer Student Employment positions are paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $11.25/hour, beginning Summer 2020, for actual hours worked and reported via Student Web Time Entry on The Hub. These positions may be full-time or part-time and students may hold more than one position on campus but should not be scheduled for more than a 40 hour work week between all positions. Students working regular summer student employment positions are compensated at overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours each week.
Social Security and Medicare taxes apply to all summer employment positions, current rate is 7.65%. In addition to these taxes, federal and state withholding may apply. Special provisions for International Students may apply depending on tax treaties. All employees are covered by Workers Compensation however; student employees are not benefit eligible. There are no provisions for holiday or vacation pay for student employment positions.
Students who have graduated from Carleton College, are on leave or have withdrawn are not eligible for student employment and must be hired as regular staff through the Carleton Human Resources Office. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to hiring these individuals for additional employment information that will apply.
Last Revised: May 8, 2020
Last Reviewed: May 8, 2020
Maintained by: Business Office