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photo of University Hall's south fašade GTA Program Enhancement Initiatives

at The Ohio State University


The Ohio State University is very pleased to announce several initiatives to provide preparation and ongoing support to Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs).

Seed Grants for GTA Program Enhancement at Ohio State

Five seed grants of $10,000 each are available to develop or enhance GTA programs within departments, schools, colleges, or consortia of units. Proposals for the 2012–2013 academic year are due Monday, May 7, 2012.
Seed Grant information>>

OSTEP TA Coordinators Program

Currently, administrative supervision for the OSTEP TA Coordinators program has been suspended. In previous academic years, the OSTEP TA Coordinators Program offered faculty and staff a year–long opportunity to focus on their roles as TA coordinators within a community of peers. Although applications are not being solicited at this time, information about the TA Coordinators Program will remain available, for departments and individuals that are interested in promoting the development of and support for Ohio State's GTAs.
More information about Ohio State's TA Coordinator program>>

OSTEP Graduate Teaching Fellows

Units may nominate a senior GTA to the Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTF) program to attend a seminar on teaching support and develop year-long programming for the nominating department. Applications for the 2012–2013 academic year are due Monday, May 7, 2012.
GTF information and application>>

University Departmental Awards For Exemplary GTA Programs

The University Departmental Awards For Exemplary GTA Programs are presented annually to two departments at Ohio State that have demonstrated exemplary achievement in providing outstanding prior preparation and significant ongoing support to their GTAs for their teaching roles. Self–nominations are due Monday, May 7, 2012.
Exemplary Award information and nomination>>

Teaching Orientation@Ohio State: a University–Wide Orientation
on Teaching for New GTAs and Faculty

UCAT works with departments to create tracks of required or recommended sessions that are offered at the annual Teaching Orientation@Ohio State, to better fit the needs of new GTAs.
Information about the Teaching Orientation@Ohio State>>

GTA Coordinator Professional Development Grants

Funds are also available to reimburse some professional development expenses for GTA coordinators. This is an ongoing program; there is no application deadline.
Grant information and application procedures>>


Consultation on developing or revising GTA programming is always available on request. For more information, please e–mail us at ucat@osu.edu (type "GTA programming" in the subject line), or phone us at 614–292–3644.