Graduate Teaching Assistants
Graduate Teaching Assistants, Tutors and Laboratory Demonstrators
The Learning and Teaching Centre (previously Teaching and Learning Service) is responsible for half of this training (the GTA's own School or College is responsible for the other half).
The training provided by the Learning and Teaching Centre aims to:
- provide a brief introduction to teaching and learning at the University of Glasgow and the role GTAs play in the learning of the University's undergraduates
- develop a better understanding of how students learn
and how GTAs contribute to a more engaging teaching environment
- provide GTAs with an opportunity to develop effective ways to facilitate the learning of their students
- encourage GTAs to reflect upon and improve their teaching practice
Information for potential GTAs wishing to teach at the University of Glasgow
NOTE: Information about 2012-13 sessions is now available from the Moodle site - see link below. Please make sure that you check the Moodle site, which always provides the most up-to-date information: http://services.moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=540
To be able to access the Moodle resources you need to have an active Glasgow User ID (GUID). This could be your normal student ID (please note that if you completed a PG course your student ID might be only active for a limited time after you completed your degree), a staff ID (people employed as GTAs will be in the HR system) or a visitor ID. You may need to get in touch with the Head of School Administrator in the subject you will be teaching for more information/help to obtain a GUID.
Further support materials are available through the GTA Training & Development program or on the Moodle site called 'Reflecting on Your Teaching', available to University of Glasgow staff and students at: http://services.moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=273.
To access the resource materials you will need to enrol on the Moodle site, but this does not commit you to joining a course.
Information for staff (both admin and local support)
GTAs have to book their place on a workshop through the Learning and Teaching Centre Moodle at: http://services.moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=540.
If you are a member of staff involved with either the organisation of a course in which GTAs contribute to the teaching and learning OR an administrator responsible for the appointment, preparation and training or GTA support, we kindly invite you to get in touch with the Academic Development unit. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Lorenzo Vigentini Lorenzo.Vigentini@glasgow.ac.uk.
Session dates, times and venues for College workshops
Please note that each GTA statutory session will last 3 hours. You only need to select one from the list of available dates published in Moodle for booking.
The range of available dates begins at the end of September through December and one session per month between January and April.