Dear graduate assistants,

We are reaching out today in conjunction with Provost Heavey’s office to announce the launch of an online teaching training opportunity for state-funded graduate assistants. Due to COVID-19, approximately 50% of our fall classes will be taught online via remote instruction. If the pandemic worsens, it is possible that more classes could temporarily return to remote instruction. In order to be prepared to deliver the highest quality undergraduate education possible this fall and beyond, the Provost's Office, Office of Online Education, and Graduate College are offering a special program this summer to expose GAs to helpful information, tips, and best practices for teaching online. Here are the details:
  • All state-funded GAs (those not supported on research grants/contracts) and those working in GA positions in which they will be teaching, mentoring, TA-ing, or tutoring undergraduates are eligible to apply to participate by completing this simple online form.
  • GAs must apply to participate in this program by 5 p.m. on July 20, 2020.
  • Once accepted into the program, participating GAs will need to do all of the following:
    • Complete an asynchronous online training over the course of four weeks; this will be a relatively small group of GAs with an online facilitator.
    • Complete two additional workshops to hone specific skills used in online education; these are also remote workshops.
    • Submit a statement of teaching philosophy after completing your training that includes your approach to online education.
    • Respond to a simple program assessment and, optionally, participate in a post-training online focus group discussion about this experience.
  • Graduate assistants who complete the above requirements between July and October will receive a $500 stipend in November or December.
Also, we are looking for experienced online instructors (GAs, PTIs, faculty, etc.) to serve as facilitators for the online teaching training. These facilitators will receive $500 for up to five hours per week for four weeks of the course. To apply, please send your name, title/role, and a statement describing your online teaching experience to both and by July 13. We will also post this information on our COVID-19 information page for your easy reference.

Questions? Please send an email to both and

Thank you and be well!
Kate Korgan, Ph.D.
Dean, UNLV Graduate College
UNLV is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 institution. All qualified applicants to the Graduate College, and admitted students, will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or covered US veteran status.

   |   Unsubscribe
This email was sent to:

This email was sent by: UNLV Graduate College
4700 S. Maryland Pkwy. Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV, 89119, USA

Profile Unsubscribe


Please do NOT reply to this email. Responses are sent to an unmonitored inbox.