Graduate Assistant Training
Graduate Assistants are a vital part of the fabric of North Carolina A&T State University. The Graduate Assistant Training Program is intended to equip graduate assistants with essential information and skills required to effectively transition from student to paraprofessional. The Training Program also contributes to the training and orientation required of graduate assistants by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities (SACS) and the University North Carolina System. Register for Training
Fall 2013 Graduate Assistant Training
August 20, 2013
9:00 - 12:30 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
New Acadmemic Classroom Building Auditorium (Near Proctor Hall and the Laurel Street Parking Deck)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I become a Graduate Assistant?
Graduate Assistants are chosen by the individual department or office. A Graduate Assistant must be fully admitted to the graduate program devoting full time study toward his or her degree. A Graduate Assistant may not hold non-degree, special or probationary status.
All Graduate Assistants must sign a Graduate Assistant Contract (GAC) as a condition of employment. Graduate Assistants must be evaluated at least once a year. Each department is responsible for completing an evaluation form for its Graduate Assistants. The School of Graduate Studies offers two orientation and training sessions during the academic year to prepare Graduate Assistants for their roles and responsibilities.
What types of Graduate Assistantships are Available?
There are three types of graduate assistants:
Graduate Administrative Assistant (GAA)
A Graduate Administrative Assistant's duties primarily involve assisting the University's administrative staff or that of a specific department with collecting, organizing and analyzing various administrative data. A GAA is most often involved in performing computer work, editing, recruiting and working on special projects.
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
A Graduate Research Assistant is one who assumes research oriented responsibilities which involves library work, computer programming, analysis, field work, laboratory experiments, scientific investigations, or other endeavors. GRAs are normally employed by the principal investigator of a funded research project.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
A Graduate Teaching Assistant serves in an instructional role in a class or laboratory within a specific department at North Carolina A&T State University. GTAs may perform pedagogical functions, such as, preparing and grading tests, holding conferences, assigning course grades, or providing support for the faculty member in charge of the course. In all cases, the GTA works under the supervision of a faculty member.
International students applying for teaching assistantships must score a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL paper based test or 213 on the TOEFL computer based test. To qualify for a GA appointment, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Pursue a degree at North Carolina A&T State University
- Register during the academic year for at least 9 credit hours
- Maintain a 3.0 grade point average and make progress towards the graduate degree
- Satisfy other requirements of the employment department