Attention, GTAs: The CTL Is Seeking Experienced GTAs

The Center for Teaching & Learning is seeking motivated and qualified Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to serve as mentors during the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. The GTA Mentors Program (formerly the GTA Fellows) provides an opportunity for experienced GTAs to gain valuable teaching experience and participate in advanced trainings and professional development.

Position Description: GTA Mentors will be instrumental in planning and facilitating the CTL’s fourth annual New GTA Orientation event on September 18 & 19. GTA Mentors will develop curriculum for and facilitate break-out sessions at the orientation in addition to serving as mentors to other GTAs within their respective departments.

Duties & Responsibilities: GTA Mentors must participate in four trainings and professional development sessions provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning throughout the summer and attend both days of the New GTA Orientation in September. The trainings will be held on the following dates: May 7- 12:00-2:00 PM, June 18- 10:00-1:00 PM, July 16- 10:00-1:00 PM, and August 20- 10:00-1:00 PM. Beyond the New GTA Orientation event, GTA Mentors will have additional for-credit opportunities to develop and facilitate GTA workshops and serve as consultants to their fellow teaching assistants in their respective departments.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least two terms of teaching at OSU and should have a record of high quality and innovative teaching. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at OSU to be eligible. All GTA Mentors will be compensated $250 in professional development funds upon completing their training and facilitation duties.

The CTL will be hosting two informational sessions about the GTA Mentors program that will provide an opportunity to meet a few of the past Mentors and ask questions. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

• February 25 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Milam 215

• March 6 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Valley Library Willamette West Room

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Please direct any questions to tess.collins@oregonstate.edu

Application materials can be found here.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is Recruiting GTA Fellows!

Greetings!

My name is Tess Collins and I am the GTA for the Center for Teaching and Learning. I wanted to write about an exciting opportunity for GTAs across campus. Don’t take my word for it, here is a testimonial from one of our past Fellows, Jade Florence!

“As a graduate teaching assistant (GTA), I’ve gained first-hand teaching experience, which I seek to pass on to my peers. Serving as a GTA Fellow during Summer 2012 allowed me to exchange knowledge with GTA Fellows, and also provided me with a mentoring opportunity to new GTAs. As a Fellow for the New GTA Orientation, I was able to develop curricula, interact with a diverse body of incoming graduate students, and engage in discussion about how Oregon State University can better prepare GTAs for their jobs as educators. For many incoming GTAs, this is their first time serving as a teaching assistant; for others, it is their first time teaching at a U.S. Institution of Higher Education. The confidence I gained from developing and delivering my seminar and the thanks I received from the participants made this event worthwhile. I’m very proud of the work we did as a team, and I look forward to seeing other graduate students take part in this educational training opportunity. It was a great experience.” -Jade

The GTA Fellows Program provides an opportunity for experienced GTAs to gain valuable teaching experience and participate in advanced trainings and professional development.

Description of Duties

GTA Fellows’ primary responsibility will be planning and facilitating the CTL’s annual New GTA Orientation event in September. In doing so, GTA Fellows will be required to attend trainings and the New GTA Orientation September 19 and 20. All GTA Fellows will be compensated $250 in professional development funds upon completing their training and facilitation duties. Beyond the New GTA Orientation event, GTA Fellows will have additional for-credit opportunities to develop and facilitate GTA workshops and to serve as consultants to their fellow teaching assistants in their respective departments.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have completed at least two terms of teaching at OSU by the end of the 2013 spring term and should have a record of high quality and innovative teaching. GTAs must also have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

To Apply

Applicants should attend one of our informational sessions offered in February to learn more about this fantastic opportunity and network with other GTAs from across campus! Informational session dates and times are as follows:

Monday, February 4, 1:00-2:00 PM in Milam 215
Tuesday, February 5, 4:00-5:00 PM in Milam 215
Wednesday, February 6, 10:00-11:00 AM in Waldo 120

If you are not available for any of the informational sessions but would like more information about the program, please contact Tess Collins (Tess.Collins AT oregonstate DOT edu).

Applications can be found at the link below and must be received by April 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/pp/ctla-files/docs/2013-fellows-app.pdf