Skip to main content

GTA Orientation

Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation: Introduction to Effective Teaching
Welcome! As a new Graduate Teaching Assistant at WVU, you should complete both parts of the GTA Orientation:
  1. Face-to-Face Orientation 
  2. Online Modules
1. Face-to-Face Orientation
Friday, August 16, 2019
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ming Hsieh Hall G20
1600 University Avenue Morgantown WV 26506

This orientation includes mentoring from experienced GTAs, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to practice teaching.  New GTAs should attend the face-to-face orientation in addition to completing the online modules. This orientation provides an introduction to effective teaching practices, including:
  • Reaching All Learners 
  • Engaging and Motivating  Students
  • Using Technology in the Classroom
  • Classroom Management
  • Practice teaching a mini-lesson
2. Online Modules*

These modules provide essential information and resources that help you to navigate FERPA guidelines, apply academic integrity policies, adhere to Title IX regulations, and connect students with wellness resources and academic support. This document leads you through the process of accessing these modules. * Complete these modules by the beginning of the Fall semester.       

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
As an instructor, you are responsible for maintaining confidentiality around students’ personal information, including their grades and performance in the course. This module will help you anticipate common FERPA issues that instructors face and will help you avoid FERPA violations.

Academic Integrity and Dishonesty
The module explores several forms of academic dishonesty and provides information to prevent academic dishonesty and maintain WVU academic integrity code in the classroom.

Diversity and Accessibility
When you teach, you will have a diversity of learners. This module shares ideas on how to teach diverse learners in your classroom and assist students with special needs and accommodations

Title IX Training
Title IX training is required for all employees, including Graduate Teaching Assistants. Title IX creates equity for faculty, staff, and students and covers the following: sexual violence, sex or gender-based discrimination, stalking, relationship violence, bullying, and sexual misconduct.

Integrating School and Life
This module will help you identify resources available at WVU that can help you and your students balance school and life.