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Update for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Program Coordinators

Posted on: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Dear Graduate Teaching Assistants and Program Coordinators,

Yesterday afternoon this message went from the Provost to all faculty.  We wanted to be sure that Graduate Teaching Assistants had the same information.  Also, GTAs should avail themselves of all the online teaching resources available to faculty.  If you need any technologies in order to carry out your TA responsibilities online, or if you are not sure whether you may need technologies, please attend today's walk-in session where OIT staff will be on hand to assist you.

Location: Lecture Center 100
Date/Time: Friday, March 13, 1pm-5pm

Also, we are trying to pair people who have no online experience with people who do.  If you are very comfortable in the Blackboard LMS and feel you might be able to help a peer, please use the volunteer link to volunteer.  If you have no Blackboard experience and feel you need some mentoring from a peer, please use the neeeding assistance form.  IN THE DEPARTMENT LINE OF THE FORMS, PLEASE MENTION THAT YOU ARE A TA.  That will help us properly pair you. 

For GTA Online VolunteersOnline Teaching Peer Mentoring Form
For GTAs Needing AssistanceOnline Peer Mentoring Assistance

We know this is a stressful time.  We appreciate your flexibility.  Please let your program coordinator, faculty you work with, the Graduate Studies Office, or the Office of Instructional Technologies know if you need assistance. 

Be well,

Shala Mills
Assistant Vice President for Graduate and Extended Learning

Message originally distributed via: Campus Update