Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation: Introduction to Effective TeachingWelcome! As a new Graduate Teaching Assistant at WVU, you should complete both parts of the GTA Orientation:
- Face-to-Face Orientation
- Online Modules
1. Face-to-Face Orientation
- 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 DishonestyThe 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 AccessibilityWhen 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 TrainingTitle 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 LifeThis module will help you identify resources available at WVU that can help you and your students balance school and life.