Graduate teaching assistants (GTA) and undergraduate teaching assistants (UTA) are an important part of Georgia Tech's ability to create and deliver a successful learning environment. This role is so important, in fact, that the USG Board of Regents requires all new TAs to complete training. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides Institute-wide training for new TAs; each school/department might have additional requirements to help new TAs prepare for the role. 

NOTE: If you are a TA for OMS, scroll down to access information for your position.

There are 3 parts to TA Orientation:

  1. Completing the required basic training modules through either the GT TA TA Canvas Course or your department-specific training resource
  2. Optional participation in the virtual Spring 2023 TA Orientation Panel Discussion
  3. International TAs should attend International TA Orientation.

Part 1: Institute-wide GT TA Training Canvas Course

    The Institute-wide training requirement for new GTAs and UTAs is satisfied by completing these seven asynchronous modules in the GT TA Training Canvas course. Returning TAs who have previously completed training may elect to refresh their knowledge but are not required to repeat this course.

    Complete Spring 2023 training by Friday, January 13

    Module 1: What you should know about FERPA
    Module 2: What you should know about Disability Services
    Module 3: What you should know about Academic Integrity
    Module 4: What you should know about Online Communication
    Module 5: What you should know about Grading
    Module 6: What you should know about Inclusive Teaching
    Module 7: Canvas Tips for TAs

    Self-Enroll in TA Training Modules in Canvas

    Note: TAs from these units are trained through other resources:

    • If your school offers CETL 8000 TA Training for GTAs or CETL 2000 TA Training for UTAs, you will complete your TA training through that course. The schools that offer these courses include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the College of Computing. Check with your TA coordinator to learn more about enrolling in the appropriate course.
    • If you are a TA for an Online Masters of Science (OMS) course, scroll down or click here to access the GT TA Training information for your program.

     

    Part 2: Virtual Spring 2023 TA Orientation Panel Discussion

    New and returning TAs are invited to join this virtual panel of experienced TAs to learn more about the various TA job duties and useful tips to help you succeed in this role. Bring your questions and meet several of the Graduate Teaching Fellows with the Center for Teaching and Learning!

    Wednesday, January 18
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Via Zoom

    Register for TA Orientation Panel Discussion

     

    Part 3: International TA Orientation

    Are you an international TA?  Join us for a chance to mix and mingle, learn about ITA challenges and opportunities, and find a support network. Please register ---but feel free to attend even if you haven't registered!  

    Friday, January 13
    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Crosland Tower (Library) Room 4160  
     

    Register for ITAO


    tao 3TA Training and Development for OMS TAs

    Training for Online Masters of Science (OMS) TAs is contained in a separate Canvas shell in order to address specific aspects of this teaching and learning environment. OMS TAs will complete the following five modules to satisfy the Institute-wide TA training requirement:

    Core Module 1: What you should know about FERPA
    Core Module 2: What you should know about Disability Services
    Core Module 3: What you should know about Academic Integrity
    Core Module 4: What you should know about Online Communication
    Core Module 5: Technology and Platform Training

    Each of these modules concludes with a short knowledge quiz. Score 80% or higher on each quiz to satisfy the asynchronous TA Orientation requirement. Note: if you remove yourself from the Canvas course, CTL will not be able to verify your participation for your school/department.

    In the GT TA Training and Development (OMS) Canvas course, you will find two optional (but highly recommended!) asynchronous modules:

    Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Grading
    Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Regular and Substantive Interaction

    SELF-ENROLL in GT TA Training for OMS TAs