Code of Practice for GTA Training, Support and Development
In 2019, a University GTA Support Working Group was established and tasked with developing a GTA Code of Practice. This followed from a number of projects exploring different aspects of the GTA experience, resulting in a report, authored by Dr Nathalie Sheridan, Academic and Digital Development, which was presented to the Learning & Teaching Committee in 2019.
In recognition of the key role played by GTAs in delivery of teaching and student support, and the need to support the professional development and practice of this group of staff, LTC agreed that the report’s recommendations should be further considered, priority recommendations identified, further training proposals outlined, and prioritised actions outlined for Colleges and Schools in a useable guide.
The GTA Support Working Group
The working group included members from across the University and across all relevant stakeholder groups: current GTAs; SRC representatives; members of College professional services teams; colleagues with close involvement in managing GTA teams in Schools; representation from Research and Innovation Services, and Academic Services. The group was convened by Professor Wendy Anderson, Dean of Learning & Teaching, College of Arts.
As part of our work, the Working Group supported new training on Assessment and Feedback for GTAs. This was developed by Dr Kim Wilder-Davies (ADD), and can be accessed via Moodle, here: https://moodle.gla.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=2144113. Schools who wish to trial this are welcome, and should contact Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org).