College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

GTA Criteria

Although the program does not make final GTA assignment decisions, for courses with “counseling content” the program will proceed as follows:

(1) The Department sends the DOT a list of courses with "counseling content" that need a GTA.
(2) The DOT sends the list of courses with deadlines and instructions to students and instructors.
(3) Instructs are responsible for posting online the criteria they will use to select a GTA for a course.
(3) Students contact the instructor to be considered as the course GTA and how they meet the criteria.
(4) The instructor will submit to the DOT a ranked list of students to be consider as the course GTA.
(6) The DOT will put all lists together and based on available spots, will recommend GTA assignments.
(7) The ranked list of course GTAs will be sent to the Department to make all final GTA assignments.
(8) If students or instructors are in disagreement with the assignment, they can petition a change but reassignment is left to the Department's discretion.

PSY210,  Psychology of the Individual in Context

Posted 3/30/2017

Contact:  Karla Gingerich (karla.gingerich@colostate.edu) or Tracy Richards (tracy.richards@colostate.edu)

General Criteria:
1. Graduate student in Counseling, I-O, or Social Psychology. 
2. Ability to attend class regularly is preferred, but the ability to attend on exam days is required.
3.  Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, and dependability as well as a respectful interpersonal style when interacting with students.
4.  Demonstration of prior successful GTA experience, including Canvas experience, is preferred. 
5.  Experience with grading, including the implementation of holistic rubrics, is preferred.
6.  Depending on the semester, the GTA may be required to run pre-exam study sessions as well as to assist individual students with course content, study skills, and writing assignments. 
7. Ability to do one or two guest lectures during the semester. 
8. Hold regular office hours. 
9. Other duties may be added, as needed. 

PSY260, Child Psychology (Spring semester)

Posted 3/30/2017

Contact:  Karla Gingerich (karla.gingerich@colostate.edu)

General Criteria:
1. Graduate student in any of the five Psychology graduate programs 
2. Ability to attend class regularly is preferred, but the ability to attend on exam days is required.
3.  Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, and dependability, as well as a respectful interpersonal style when interacting with students.  
4.  Demonstration of prior successful GTA experience, including Canvas experience, is preferred. 
5.  Experience with grading, including the implementation of holistic rubrics, is preferred.
6.  Depending on the semester, the GTA may be required to run pre-exam study sessions as well as to assist individual students with course content, study skills, and writing assignments. 
7. Ability to do one or two guest lectures during the semester. 
8. Hold regular office hours. 
9. Other duties may be added, as needed. 

PSY 300: Positive Psychology

Posted 11/2/2016

Contact: Mike Steger - Michael.F.Steger@colostate.edu

*Core criteria:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of and/or expertise in core positive psychology topics (may be demonstrated through publication history in core positive psychology topics, previous GTA experience in PSY 300 or similar courses, or participation in any research activities related to core positive psychology topics)
2. Ability to attend at least 2/3 of the class sessions
3. Capability to coordinate guest speakers
4. Ability to give at least 1 lecture during the semester
*Additional Desired Criteria:
1. Availability to attend all class sessions
2. Familiarity with Canvas
3. Familiarity with CSU testing services
4. Ability to manage and coordinate the activities of undergraduate TAs
*Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Attend and take notes on lectures, recruit/manage undergraduate TAs, coordinate Guest Speakers, perform at least one lecture per semester, manage online classroom site (currently Canvas), grade papers, meet with students as needed, arrange alternate testing times for students who need them, coordinate undergraduate TAs.
*Preference will be given to more advanced students in the event that multiple students with similar qualifications apply.

PSY310

Posted 3/27/2017

Contact: Tracy Richards - Tracy.Richards@ColoState.EDU

Required criteria:
1.        Counseling Psychology graduate student
2.        Completion of PSY610/611 sequence
3.        Ability to attend class at least one day/week (class usually meets Tuesdays/Thursdays)
Additional desired criteria: 
1.        Previous GTA experience
2.        Familiarity with Canvas and CSU Testing Center
3.        Highly organized and detailed regarding grading of papers and other assignments as well as overall grading system
Responsibilities include:  Attending at least half of the classes, managing multiple UTAs for the course, managing Canvas, grading papers and other assignments, holding office hours for one hour per week, possible guest lecture delivery, and completion of other duties related to the course. 

PSY311B

Posted 3/27/2017

Contact: Tracy Richards - Tracy.Richards@ColoState.EDU

Required criteria:
1.        Counseling Psychology graduate student
2.        Completion of PSY610/611 sequence
Additional desired criteria: 
1.        Previous GTA experience
2.        Familiarity with Canvas and CSU Testing Center
3.        Previous teaching experience (including guest lecture delivery)
4.        Completion of second-year counseling practicum
5.        Highly organized and detailed regarding grading of papers and other assignments as well as overall grading system
Responsibilities include:  Serving as Primary Instructor for laboratory course under supervision.  Attend regular supervision meetings, develop syllabus and course schedule for semester (will have access to material used in previous semesters), recruit and supervise undergraduate TA for course, coordinate in-class activities and role-play recordings in counseling lab rooms, grade papers and other assignments including quizzes, facilitate mid-semester and end-of-semester feedback with students (as part of course schedule) and completion of other duties related to the course. 

PSY320 Abnormal Psychology

Posted 3/29/2017

Contact: Marti.Amberg@Colostate.edu

The goal of the course is to explore psychopathology,  primarily through describing symptoms, theories, research and treatments (in accordance with the current diagnostic standards)

Required GTA Criteria/Responsibilities:

1. Create 2 original case studies for students to use to diagnosis a disorder

2. Grade student case studies

3. Grade students  papers reviewing how psychopathology is presented in media/movies

4. Grade student papers- where students rewrite a fairy tale  so a character is demonstrating symptoms of a specified disorder

5. Have set office hours once a week to meet with students

6. Help proctor exams

Optional- students are welcome to give a lecture if they are interested

PSY325:  Psychology of Personality (Spring semester)

Posted 3/30/2017

Contact:  Karla Gingerich (karla.gingerich@colostate.edu) or Bryan Dik (bryan.dik@colostate.edu)

General Criteria:
1. Graduate student in Counseling, I-O, or Social Psychology. 
2. Ability to attend class regularly is preferred, but the ability to attend on exam days is required.
3.  Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, and dependability as well as a respectful interpersonal style when interacting with students.
4.  Demonstration of prior successful GTA experience, including Canvas experience, is preferred. 
5.  Experience with grading, including the implementation of holistic rubrics, is preferred.
6.  Depending on the semester, the GTA may be required to run pre-exam study sessions as well as to assist individual students with course content, study skills, and writing assignments. 
7. Ability to do one or two guest lectures during the semester. 
8. Hold regular office hours. 
9. Other duties may be added, as needed. 

PSY328 Psychology of Human Sexuality 

Posted 3/30/2017

Contact: Emma Myers - sexualityadvocate@gmail.com 

Preferred Criteria for PSY 328 GTA: 

1. Completed at least one academic Human Sexuality course (undergrad or grad level)

2. Familiarity with CSU Testing Services

3. Familiarity with Canvas

4. Sex positive, nonjudgemental, open outlook on human sexuality and comfortable discussing sexuality topics with students

5. Organized, reliable, and eager to attend classes although I will not require your attendance for most classes (Tue/Thur 12:30-1:45 PM)

6. Flexible with a sense of humor as this is a brand new course that has never been taught before

PSY 330 and PSY 460

Posted 11/2/2016

Contact: Lee Rosen - Lee.Rosen@ColoState.EDU

There are no criteria for serving as my TA other than being enrolled in the doctoral program. I figure anyone who made it in is certainly qualified to TA. If I get more than one person interested in the position, I will simply choose someone randomly. No one is really more qualified than anyone else to be my TA so a random draw seems to be the fairest way to me.
What the TA for the class (N =75) does is grade 3 papers, hold a review session before each of the 3 exams, hold makeup exams for individual students, and meet with students individually if they need some help. The exams are already written and there is no need to attend class - but, of course you can if you want.

PSY 610/611

Posted 3/29/2017

Contact: Brad Conner & Ernie Chavez brad.conner@colostate.edu ernest.chavez@colostate.edu


Required criteria: 
1.        Counseling Psychology graduate student. 
2.        Completion of PSY610/611 sequence. 
Additional desired criteria:  
1.        Previous GTA experience. 
2.        Completion of UCC and/or PSC practicum. 
3.        Previous teaching experience (including guest lecture delivery). 
4..       Knowledge of specific therapeutic orientations, empirically supported treatments, and common therapeutic factors.

Responsibilities Include:  Attend class weekly and contribute to class discussion. Lead lab section of the course, which meets 2-4 times per month and builds on skills learned in lecture portion of the course. Facilitate mid-semester and end-of-semester feedback with students and completion of other duties related to the course. 

Note: This is a year-long commitment to both 610 and 611, as the courses occur in sequence. You cannot apply for one or the other and committing to 610 means you are committing to 611.

PSY 786A

Posted 3/29/2017

Contact: Debbie Essert Deborah.Pratt@colostate.edu

Required criteria: 
1.  Counseling Psychology graduate student. 
2.  Completion of PSY610/611 sequence. 
3.   Completion of Clinical Practicum I and II
Additional desired criteria:  
1.        Highly organized. 
2.        Ability to work to deadlines.
3.        Previous teaching experience (including guest lecture delivery). 
4..       Knowledge of specific therapeutic orientations, empirically supported treatments, and common therapeutic factors.

Responsibilities Include:  Attend class weekly and contribute to class discussion. Lead lab section of the course, which meets 2-4 times per month and builds on skills learned in lecture portion of the course. Facilitate mid-semester and end-of-semester feedback with students and completion of other duties related to the course. 

Note: This TA position occurs in conjunction with being an Assistant Director for the PSC. As part of being an AD you will be responsible for generating the other half of your stipend and tuition through providing services in the PSC. Additionally, it is a year-long commitment.

PSY 786E

Posted 3/29/2017

Contact: Debbie Essert Deborah.Pratt@colostate.edu

Required criteria: 
1.  Counseling Psychology graduate student. 
2.  Completion of PSY610/611 sequence. 
3.   Completion of Clinical Practicum I and II
Additional desired criteria:  
1.        Highly organized. 
2.        Ability to work to deadlines.
3.        Previous teaching experience (including guest lecture delivery). 
4..       Knowledge of specific therapeutic orientations, empirically supported treatments, and common therapeutic factors.

Responsibilities Include:  Attend class weekly and contribute to class discussion. Lead lab section of the course, which meets 2-4 times per month and builds on skills learned in lecture portion of the course. Facilitate mid-semester and end-of-semester feedback with students and completion of other duties related to the course. 

Note: This TA position occurs in conjunction with being an Assistant Director for the PSC. As part of being an AD you will be responsible for generating the other half of your stipend and tuition through providing services in the PSC. Additionally, it is a year-long commitment.

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