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Graduate Teaching Academy

“To inspire and enable OU instructors to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.”

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Graduate Teaching Academy

Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) seeks to promote and maintain a standard of teaching excellence amongst graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. The academy is open to all current graduate students and postdocs who are interested in professional development activities focused on enhancing teaching to improve student learning.

Spring 2018 GTA Events


Tuesday, Feb. 6

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GTA Seminar: Handling Micro-aggressions in the classroom. Register Now »

Thursday, Feb. 8

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GTA Seminar: Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student.  Register Now »

Wednesday, Feb. 14

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

GTA Workshop: Innovative Library Resources for the Classroom.  Register Now »

Tuesday, Feb. 20

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GTA Seminar: Assessment and Formative Feedback.  Register Now »

Thursday, Feb. 22

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GTA Seminar: Student Engagement.  Register Now »

Tuesday, Feb. 27

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

DITA Workshop: Maintaining Credibility in the Classroom.  Register Now »

Wednesday, March 74:00 PM to 5:00 PMGTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement (Part 1/2)  Register Now »
Monday, March 124:00 PM to 5:00 PMGTA Workshop: Teaching Philosophy Statement (Part 2/2)  Register Above ^
Wednesday, March 144:00 PM to 5:00 PMGTA Seminar: Assessment and Formative Feedback  Register Now »
Tuesday, March 274:00 PM to 5:00 PMDITA Seminar: Teaching and working with American Faculty.  Register Now »

Graduate Teaching Academy



  • Improve your teaching effectiveness and professional development through discussion-based interactions focused on the theory and philosophy of teaching. (1 hour, various dates)


  • Prepare for your teaching and career through outcome-based workshops and practice sessions focused on the application of teaching principles and professional development strategies (2 hours, various dates)


  • Explore relevant teaching topics through learning communities examining in-depth, teaching-related topics. (1 hour, weekly)

Levels of Achievement (view more information)


  • Participate in at least 15 hours of GTA and DITA workshops/seminars
  • Submit Reflection Essay


  • Participate in at least 20 hours of GTA and DITA workshops/seminars
  • Complete at least one classroom teaching observation
  • Submit Reflection Essay