In case you haven't been reading your e-mails from the provost (and really, who does but us?), after 10 years of fighting, the university has finally invested some funds into reducing TA workload in the College of Humanities!
Where should you send your thank you letter?
Dean Comrie of the Graduate College met with department heads and the administration of the university, designed a plan with real numbers and real benefits made explicit and pitched the plan himself. Thanks to him, hundreds of humanities TAs will get workload reductions this year, meaning they will be teaching 3 rather than 4 courses a year. This is much closer to the national average and is expected to greatly improve time-to-degree.
Check it out in the Star.