Events & News

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:45am

Registration for the Monday, August 10, 2015 International Teaching Assistantship (ITA) test closes Thursday, August 6. You must register prior to 11:59 a.m. (central time) on Thursday, August 6 on the ITA website.

The testing schedule will be posted on the Graduate College web site.  Registrants will also be emailed about their presentation time.  Please keep your morning and afternoon open between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015.

For more information about the ITA Test, please visit the ITA web site.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Classroom Building, 3rd Floor - Stillwater

Registration is now open for the Third Annual Graduate Teaching Assistant Conference on Teaching. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Classroom Building on the Stillwater campus. This event is specifically to help Graduate Teaching Assistants. The morning sessions (9:00 to 12:00) are intensive sessions on procedures and avoiding legal issues.

The afternoon sessions (1:00 to 5:00) are for all Teaching Assistants. Breakout sessions include: Course Syllabus as an Effective Communication Tool, Policies and Practices in Grading, Active Learning Strategies, Effective Assessment and Testing Practices, Managing the Classroom and Students, Effective Use of D2L, Questioning Strategies to Engage Your Students, Providing Effective Student Feedback, and Understanding the Culture of American Students.  Each of the nine sessions are 70 minutes long and will repeat three times as noted on the agenda.

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the GTA Orientation sessions even if you don't have a GTA assignment this semester or have yet to complete your English proficiency qualifications to be assigned as a GTA. The GTA Orientation will provide you with valuable training whether as a GTA or for other opportunities that you may have in the future.

*Breakout topics are subject to change up until the day before the conference. Updated agendas will be available at the registration desk on the day of the GTA conference.

Schedule of Events:


Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Fall semester begins on August 17, 2105.

For Fall semester deadlines and general academic calendar see:

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
202 Whitehurst

If you are employed in a 50%FTE assistantship for fall 2015, you must submit an electronic contract by close of business on Monday, August 17, 2015.

The required form is here: