The JTA Program is a Peer Mentoring Program that allows students the opportunity to mentor incoming first-year students through the Gateway Program Seminar. Students must apply to be a JTA and will enroll in a seminar/lab course, GPS 4090. Students will enroll in GPS 4090 separately, but will NOT enroll in the Gateway Program Seminar in which they are a JTA. GPS 4090 will examine the complementary processes of teaching and learning from both the theoretical and pragmatic perspectives. Students will learn to engage, listen, and assist first-year students in a mature and professional manner relating to their adjustment to UCCS and academic success. Students will also work with faculty sponsors to contribute to the instruction of their designated Gateway Program Seminar class.
Other Notes about the Program:
Any new student to the JTA program will have to take GPS 4090, the hybrid JTA class, which includes the mandatory training prior to the start of the fall semester.
Returning JTAs DO NOT take GPS 4090 again, but MUST attend mandatory training prior to the start of the fall semester. However, we are no longer able to pay the returning JTAs a stipend. Our budget is being "tightened" for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Graduate students who are also interested in the program DO NOT take GPS 4090, but MUST attend mandatory training prior to the start of the fall semester and DO NOT receive a stipend. Many graduate students act as a JTA as part of their graduate practicum (if they have one).
We are also currently in the process of filing GPS 4090 with the Compass Curriculum to be offered as a "Navigate" course. We are still working on the process and I will keep you updated of any changes.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE April 15, 2016.
Applications should be returned to:
Carrie Arnold in ACAD (Academic Office Building) 504.