Letter from Graduate School Dean

Dear Graduate Teaching and Lab Assistants, 

What amazing experiences you will have this year in your classrooms and labs. You are such an important part of a key mission of the University - to teach the next generation of citizens who will be part of our global society. 

Through your assistantships, you are learning key skills that will serve you well in many different career paths after graduate school. Whether working in education, business, government, or non-profits, your knowledge about teaching and ability to engage people in learning will be part of the leadership skills that make your graduate degree so valuable. 

I encourage you take advantage of the many resources and programs available to you to enhance your skills for teaching and learning. The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate School are collaborating on a number of opportunities to assist you in developing your teaching abilities for the classroom and beyond. You can attend any of the many workshops offered through CTL or the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). The Graduate School Teaching Portfolio program and the Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching provide the means to document your own knowledge and skills. We would also like to hear from you if there are additional resources that would assist you with your teaching responsibilities. 

Thank you for all you do for the University! 

Suzanne Barbour, Ph.D.

Dean, UGA Graduate School