Graduate Assistant Professional Development Program
Many graduate students at the University of Lethbridge are assigned work as a Teaching Assistants during their graduate program. Graduate Teaching Assistants may be required to grade examinations and assignments, instruct laboratory and tutorial classes, lead discussion groups, or teach an undergraduate level class.
The Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program (GTAPD) provides an opportunity for professional development in critical teaching skills, equipping graduate students to carry out their teaching duties effectively. Graduate students are also encouraged to attend the Teaching Centre's Talking about Teaching and Spark: Teaching Symposium events.
Participation in the GTAPD provides an opportunity for professional development as well as formal recognition of involvement. At the conclusion of the academic year, students who have participated in the Teaching Centre's GTAPD are eligible to receive a “Certificate of Participation” on MyExperience platform documenting their hours of completed participation in the program. This certificate can be a valuable addition to a graduate student’s curriculum vitae when applying for academic positions, doctoral programs, or post-doctoral placements.
The THRIVE Professional Development Program offers optional events, workshops, and other resources compliment your degree.