Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Research Assistant (GTA), and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are administered by graduate programs. Ask your graduate program about these opportunities and scan the Jobs at KU listings for opportunities outside of your graduate program.

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) play an integral role at KU. All new GTAs must complete a mandatory training program. Follow the links below for more information about training, to find important information and forms related to your appointment, and to locate resources useful to GTAs in working with students.

Mandatory Training for all New GTAs:

All new GTAs must complete all components of the GTA training program. This training consists of THREE components:

  • an Online Tutorial through Blackboard (All new GTAs will receive an email from the Office of Graduate Studies as they are enrolled in the tutorial with information on accessing the tutorial and the deadline for completion. Tips on logging into blackboard are found in this tutorial.)
  • an in-person, all-day New GTA Conference
  • an in-person Follow-up Session at the Center for Teaching Excellence

New GTAs in the departments of Communication Studies, English, and French & Italian complete a training program provided by their department. All other GTAs must attend the New GTA Conference and a follow-up session hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence in addition to any departmental training sessions required by the teaching department.

Students must complete this mandatory training by the end of their second full month of working as a GTA.  You will be assigned to a mandatory training conference date based on your first semester of appointment as a GTA, as follows:

About Teaching - The New GTA Conference

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Budig Hall

Led by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), new graduate teaching assistants will attend this mandatory conference as part of their training process. Please contact CTE with questions about this event.

If you think you may not be able to attend the session you are assigned to, please notify your department immediately.  Failure to complete all components of the mandatory training will make you ineligible to hold any GTA appointment now or in the future. 


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