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Collegewide Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and LearningWednesday, August 26 & Thursday, August 27, 2020

Registration coming soon!

If you have any problems with registration, please contact us at (315) 470-6817.

The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning describes the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional survival skills and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a GA; highlights some of the people and units who provide leadership and support to GA efforts; and introduces professional skills and resources that will endure beyond the ESF graduate assistant experience.

The new Graduate Assistants, RPAs and Fellows stand in front of Bray Hall at the conclusion of the Colloquium.

Graduate Assistants, Research Assistants, and Fellowship Recipients


Readings & Resources

Graduate Assistant Colloquium Teaching Fellows

Campus Logistics

Parking is challenging during busy move-in days at the start of the semester. We recommend walking, biking, or taking the bus. If driving is your only option, the P-22 lot will be available. Please inform ESF Open Academy Staff (openacademy@esf.edu) if you will require parking. Remember to obtain your ESF permanent parking permit prior to the first day of the Colloquium (see appointment paperwork).

Presenter/Facilitator Information

What Previous Particpants Have to Say...

  • "Overall, an excellent orientation. I feel welcomed and respected, and that makes me more enthusiastic as a GA."
  • "The Colloquium was a great experience! It provided me with needed confidence, a place to air my concerns, and names of people to turn to for help. Thanks for all the effort!"
  • "Enthusiasm was contagious. I truly enjoyed and learned during the two days. As a returning student, the program brought back the ESF sense of community."
  • "Almost every possible aspect & topic was covered. It was packed with info. I feel motivated to succeed in a job which I feel is very important. Food was Great!!!
  • "I'm still nervous about being a GA, but not as bad as when I first started the session. It helped me realize that the GA is respected by the students as long as the GA is organized, prepared, honest and objective."