The Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA) program is designed to foster the next generation of great teachers. The program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to motivate and engage with students, embed active learning practices into their teaching, manage group dynamics, give and receive feedback, and design assessment and evaluation. This course is suitable for those who have already completed the Tutors@UQ program.  

The GTA Program in Semester 2 will begin in the week commencing 5 August 2019, and will consist of six modules, supported by face-to-face sessions. For more information on the GTA Program, please visit the GTA Program website. Here you will be able to find the Program, outlined timeline of activities as well as the eligibility criteria.

We encourage you to take the time to review the eligibility criteria. You are required to have a confirmed teaching position with a minimum of 25 contact hours for the semester in order to be eligible to participate in the program. This might be a tutoring appointment or an appointment as a casual demonstrator (for example). If you are not teaching this semester, please let us know and we will endeavour to invite you to participate when applications open in 2020.

In order to apply, please complete the Application Form and forward this to professional.learning@uq.edu.au. Following the application closing date, the GTA Team will assess all applications and a letter confirming the outcome of your application will be sent to you after the 31 July.

Participation in these, including submission of assessment by the set deadline and development of the required portfolio, is necessary to graduate and receive Associate Fellowship of HEA.

The GTA is open twice a year (once per semester) and capped at 50 participants per semester. Read more about the Graduate Teaching Assistants program and the eligibility requirements and access the applicaiton form, or use the Register button to access the Expression of Interest form directly.

About University teaching

As student experience becomes a larger focus at universities, the value of high quality teaching among academics has increased. To pursue an academic career the importance of understanding pedagogy and having practical teaching experience should not be underestimated. 

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