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:

  • All-day, in-person New GTA Conference:
    See below for more information
  • Online Tutorial through Success Factors:
    All new GTAs will receive an email from the Office of Graduate Studies with information on accessing the tutorial. The tutorial will become available on the 18th of August, or within 48 hours of when a GTA's appointment is finalized, whichever is later. The tutorial must be complete no later than the 18th of September (20th day of classes.
  • Brief, in-person Follow-Up Session at the Center for Teaching Excellence:
    Sign-ups for the follow-up session will also be handled through Success Factors and will become available at the same time as the tutorial. New GTAs are encouraged to sign up for a session by the 3rd of September.

New GTAs in the departments of Communication Studies, English, and Geology complete the online tutorial above but attend a the in-person orientation provided by their department instead of the conference and follow-up offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence. All other GTAs must complete all three requirements described above in addition to any departmental training sessions required by their hiring 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. - 3:00 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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