Meet the new cohort of FCTL Graduate Teaching Assistants!

The new Graduate Teaching Assistantship program is a collaborative initiative between Academic Affairs, the Faulty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), and UMB schools, supporting teaching-focused student assistantships across campus.  

GTAs will engage in learning about teaching by providing online learning support, and helping faculty in developing online course materials. Students in Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and the Graduate School received notice of their appointments, which began on September 1. The GTA kick-off meeting was held on September 11. 

As part of the GTA opportunity, students will attend either the monthly GTA virtual learning community or online teaching community. These events are hosted by the FCTL and are open to both GTAs and their mentors. During the events, we will talk about strategies and resources for teaching and learning. Topics of interest already identified include privacy, integrity and accessibility issues in online learning, quality rubrics and standards, and educational evidence about “what works” from the learning sciences. These meetings will provide a community of student colleagues, who are learning about teaching in higher education contexts and provide direct experience for their future careers.