GTA Performance Assessments
UCF requires that the teaching-related performances of all Graduate Teaching Associates (Position Code 9183), Graduate Teaching Assistants (Position Code 9184), and Graduate Teaching Assistant-Graders (Position Code 9187) be assessed at the end of each term that the student serves as a GTA.
Departments and colleges may use any assessment tool available and gather information from any source that they determine to be relevant in order to conduct assessments of GTAs and to supplement the UCF GTA Performance Assessment Form. For example, departments may rely upon classroom visits, other informational observations, student ratings of instruction, other input from students, interviews and discussions with the GTA and other evidences of performance that are available to the department.
The GTA assessment is documented through the submission of the university GTA Performance Assessment Form to the UCF College of Graduate Studies. This form constitutes a summary rating based on the areas of performance that were required in the GTA's teaching-related assignment(s). The GTA's assigned Faculty Supervisor (the person so listed on the student's GTA assistantship agreement) completes the form after appropriate consultation with the department Chair, Graduate Program Director, or other relevant individuals. This summative assessment will be discussed with the student, and the student will be given an opportunity to respond to the assessment in writing.
Instructions for GTAs
Once your faculty supervisor has completed your GTA Performance Assessment Form, you will receive a notification to your UCF Knights email. You will also have a "To Do" item in your myUCF Student Center. To complete the GTA Performance Assessment Form, you will do the following:
- Login your myUCF (https://my.ucf.edu) account
- Click on Student Self Service to enter your Student Center
- From within your Student Center page, scroll down to the Graduate Students section
- Select GTA Performance Assessment from the choose Graduate Form drop-down box and click the Go arrow
- Review your GTA Performance Assessment and add comments if you wish to do so
- Approve the form. You should receive a notice to your Knights email that the form was submitted.
The completed GTA Performance Assessment Form is recorded electronically in the student's academic file by the UCF College of Graduate Studies.