GTA Resources

Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook

GTA Handbook 2016-2017 Edition

Access the policies, procedures, and resources related to working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UTA. 

Outside Reading Resources

"7 Tips for Succeeding as a New Teaching Assistant," Amanda McKendree. University of Notre Dame Graduate School Professional Development. July 26, 2012. 

"Advice for Your First Year as a Teaching Assistant," Stephanie Shipp. University of Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies. September 9, 2014.

"From the Students' View: Advice for TAs," Teaching Forum. Fall 1998. 

"Grad Students Should Co-Teach," Anna Castillo. Inside Higher Ed. April 5, 2016.

"First Time Teaching," Gradhacker. May 16, 2017.

"Tips for the First-Time Graduate Student Instructor," Shelia M. Kennison, Rachel H. Messer and C. Daniel Hornyik. Observer. Vol. 26, No. 3. March, 2013.

Human Resources FAQ

When students are hired as GTA’s and GRA’s what steps do they need to take with Human Resources? 

GTA’s and GRA’s need to attend an Employee Records/Benefit Information Session, which are set up for times in August and September for the Fall Semester and times in January for the Spring Semester.

During the session, they will be informed of all of the benefits they will have for having a GRA/GTA title and they will complete all New Employee Paperwork needed to get them in the system and satisfy the federal, state and university compliance rules. These sessions are held at the J.D. Wetsel Service Center, 1221 W. Mitchell, Room 200. 

 For more information on Employee Records/Benefit Information Sessions click here.