Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Self Control * Leadership * Initiative * Independence * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers and record grades. * Teach undergraduate level courses. * Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, or course Web sites.


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Sample Job Titles Exam Proctor, Faculty Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Graduate Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Teaching Associate, Instructor, Proctor, Research Assistant (RA), Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant (TA), Teaching Fellow.