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Graduate Assistants Orientation (GAs, TAs, RAs, graders)

Incoming GAs must attend



Date & Time

January 26, 2023, 10:00 am1:00 pm


This event is mandatory for all NEW Graduate Assistants, this includes teaching assistants, research assistants, graders and peaceworkers. We encourage the additional participation of any graduate student who may be teaching in the future or as a refresher for returning GAs.

Join us for this need-to-know information session (orientation) for new GAs on January 26th, from 10AM to 1PM Online. It will include an introduction to key resources on campus that you may need throughout your semester, from back-end technical support, to your benefits and policies governing graduate assistantships at UMBC. We look forward to meeting you and being part of your welcome back to UMBC!


10:00 - 10:10 AM Welcome
10:10 - 10:20 AM What is GAAC
10:20 - 11:20 AM GA Handbook & ISSS FAQs
11:30 - 12:00 PM Inclusive Teaching, CIRTL certification opportunity, Title IX why is it 
12:00 - 1:00 PM Concurrent sessions (topics include: time management skills, 
uncomfortable conversations, deadlines, additional resources, and                                   support)
        1. COEIT panel of students
        2. CNMS panel of students
        3. CAHSS panel of students

Invited Speakers:

Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (GAAC), Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Dr. Jeffrey Halverson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at UMBC

Jennifer Artis, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at UMBC

Dr. Robin Cresiski, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Student and Postdoc Development at UMBC

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For questions or concerns please contact Yarazeth Medina at yarazeth@umbc.edu