UCOL PTAs serve as Peer Teaching Assistants for University College courses: First-Year Foundations (formerly Gateway to College Learning), Intro to College Experience, Strategies for Success, and UC Seminar Courses. PTAs assist students in successful transition to OU in a variety of ways, including: serving as peer mentors, modeling positive academic habits, assisting first-year students in becoming acclimated to OU's campus and resources, and various other aspects aimed at assisting first-year students in creating success at OU.
UCOL PTAs should expect an average weekly time commitment of 5 hours/week for each course to which they are assigned. All UCOL PTAs must attend required trainings (listed below). UCOL PTAs receive a $500 tuition waiver per two (2) hour course.
Requirements for Applicants:
- Minimum 3.0 OU Cumulative GPA
- Successful completion of UCOL course or comparable experience
- Must be available to serve as a PTA for Fall 2022 (the opportunity to serve in Spring 2023 is available to those that serve in the Fall, but not guaranteed based on limited course offerings)
- Available to attend the required trainings (dates and times are listed on the PTA Application on Engage)
Applications are available on Engage through March 1st, 2022. Contact the Office of First-Year Learning & Engagement (FYLE) at FYLE@ou.edu for more information about being a PTA!