Graduate Assistant Training

Welcome to UNC Greensboro! All graduate students with a paid service appointment, hereafter generically called Graduate Assistants, must complete training before beginning work.

All Graduate Assistants must take annual FERPA and Title IX training each academic year. In addition, students who are hired as Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) are required to have completed UNCG’s comprehensive teacher training within the past seven years.

Please contact Dr. Greg Bell at if you need to be added to one of these courses or your believe there has been a mistake in your course assignment.

This annual training consists of modules on FERPA and Title IX. This training must be completed each year and should take about one hour to complete.

All Graduate Assistants must complete this training each academic year. Failure to do so may result in rescission of your Graduate Assistantship and any stipend or tuition benefits that accompany it.

This training will take less than 2 hours to complete. It will become available by July 15, 2024 and must be completed by Wednesday, August 14, 2024.

GTA New Instructor Training is required for all Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA) as an addition to the annual training on FERPA and Title IX. GTA training remains valid for seven years. If you’ve completed GTA training within the past seven years, you need not complete it again. This two-part mandatory training is facilitated by the University Teaching and Learning Commons in collaboration with the Graduate School.

Part 1: Virtual GTA New Instructor Training (available from July 15-August 14)

This series of online asynchronous modules via Canvas will take approximately 6 hours to complete. The course will open on July 15 and GTAs must complete all requirements by Wednesday, August 14, 2024. GTAs who are required to take this training will be automatically enrolled by the Graduate School (check your email for a Canvas invitation when the course opens). These modules will cover training on using Canvas as an instructor, fundamentals of planning and teaching your course, understanding the Instructor of Record roles and responsibilities, evidence-based inclusive teaching strategies, key campus resources, and more.

Part 2: In-Person GTA Orientation (save the date for Thursday, August 15 from 8am-1pm)

GTAs who are enrolled in the training are also required to report to campus for in-person training on Thursday, August 15 from 8am-1pm in the Nursing and Instructional Building (1007 Walker Ave), Room 101. Lunch will be included, and visitor parking is available in the Oakland Parking Deck. More details will be shared in Canvas closer to the orientation date. This orientation session is designed to model inclusive teaching and active learning practices, connect GTAs to their support network of other instructors and support staff, summarize essential information to successfully begin the semester, and provide opportunities to further apply information presented in the Canvas course. The orientation session will also feature a panel of returning GTAs to address questions from the audience.

For questions related to the content and assignments in the GTA New Instructor Training course and/or orientation, please reach out to All other questions related to teaching assignments, why you are required to complete the training, and other training requirements for new and returning graduate assistants should be directed to the Graduate School and/or your department.

Page last modified on March 28, 2024.