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Graduate Assistant Teaching Orientation (GATO)

This free, one-day workshop is designed to help meet the needs of graduate students teaching for the first time at MU. Free breakfast and lunch are included.

Students should register in advance. Registration for GATO 2019 is now open.  Click here to register.

Who should attend?

All Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Graduate Instructors (GIs) who have not taught at the University of Missouri previously are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar. Experienced Teaching Assistants and Graduate Instructors are also welcome to join in the day’s sessions.

Fall 2019 GATO

Friday, August 16, 2019

8:30am-3:00pm

Location TBA

Below is a sample GATO schedule. The schedule will be similar for GATO 2019.

Fall 2018 GATO Schedule of events:

TIME EVENT
8:30-9:00am Breakfast and Check-In
9:00-9:15am Opening Welcome
9:15-9:30am Mizzou Store & Course Materials
9:30-10:00am Who are Mizzou Undergraduates?
10:00-11:00am Award-winning Faculty: Teaching Philosophy, Constructing the Syllabus, Creating Assignments, Classroom Management, and Student Engagement
11:00-11:50am Policies, Resources, & Practices Every TA Should Know

1.     Academic Integrity

2.     Student Accountability & Support

3.     Disability Services

4.     Counseling Center

5.     Title IX and Civil Rights

11:50-12:00pm Questions
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Concurrent Session I (Choose one)

Rock the First Day: Make Connections that Last

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

1:15-2:00pm Concurrent Session II (Choose one)

MU Library Resources for Instructors

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

2:00-3:00pm Citizenship @ Mizzou

An interactive session on identity and Mizzou values that all GATO participants should attend. Drawing for prizes during this session.