Apply to Facilitate Graduate Teaching Orientation

Are you an experienced Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) at Ohio State who would like to share your knowledge with a new cohort of teaching associates?

Each year, the Drake Institute hires experienced Ohio State Graduate Teaching Associates to co-facilitate sessions at Graduate Teaching Orientation (GTO). This year, orientation will be held asynchronously during the week of August 12-16 with an in-person day of orientation activities on Thursday, August 15. Most facilitators will facilitate 3 sessions during orientation week. In addition, facilitators will be asked to assist with the asynchronous course by monitoring course discussion boards and marking participant work as complete. Facilitators will be provided with training from the Drake Institute, plans for all sessions they are asked to facilitate, and support from one or more co-facilitators. Facilitators will be compensated in exchange for their work during GTO (about 20-25 hours).

We are looking for applicants who have completed at least two terms of teaching in any role (grader, recitation leader, lab or studio instructor, or independent instructor) at Ohio State by the end of the spring semester, and who anticipate being enrolled as graduate students at Ohio State in August 2024.

The ideal applicant is someone who:

  • Enjoys the challenges of teaching
  • Is reflective about his/her teaching
  • Can think about teaching beyond his/her own experience
  • Possesses effective oral communication skills

You can apply by filling out the application survey. Applications will be accepted through April 21, 2024.

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