Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation

The Graduate College supports training and resources for newly hired and continuing Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). GTAs should check their FAU email regularly for communications about required training and optional professional development opportunities. Newly hired GTAs: please read the important information below.

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BOCA RATON CAMPUS All Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are welcome to attend the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation.
Date: Friday, August 16, 2024
Registration and refreshments: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Palm Room, Student Union
Program duration:

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



If reasonable accommodation(s) for a disability is required, contact  For more information, visit the Student Accessibility Services website

Newly Hired International GTAs with a Primary Language that is not English

If you are a newly hired GTA and English is not your first language, you are required to compete the Seminar for International Teaching Assistants (SITA) during your first semester as a GTA. SITA modules can be completed online through Canvas.

Resources for All GTAs 

University-wide GTA training, supported by the Graduate College, will be delivered through online modules that can be completed at your own pace.  Training information and requirements will be emailed to all newly hired GTAs after add/drop of the first term of employment. 

  • GTAs will be emailed training information and resources after add/drop of their first employment term.  Please check your FAU email regularly.  
  • In addition to the general training provided by the Graduate College, discipline specfic GTA training may be required by your hiring department.  Please communicate with your hiring department and supervisor for information on new hire paperwork and departmental specific training requirements and resources.