Graduate Assistant Resources

As a graduate assistant, you play an important role in the fulfillment of UMD's mission to provide meaningful educational experiences to undergraduate students and support excellence in research and creative activities. In return, the University supports your graduate education, and provides you with opportunities for developing your own research and teaching skills. You may find the links on this page helpful in answering your questions about graduate assistant employment policies and benefits, as well as a place to find useful resources to support your teaching.

Center for Educational Innovation - Offers workshops and professional development on the UMTC campus for graduate teaching assistants.

Check out 20-Minute Mentors to answer questions about specific issues that may arise in the classroom or to learn about effective ways to encourage an inclusive classroom climate. 

Graduate Assistant Employment Services - for questions about tuition benefits, and extended benefits for family members

Graduate Assistant Employment Policy - for questions about eligibility for GA appointments, pay, benefits, work rules, and a range of other topics related to employment as a graduate assistant.

Tuition Benefits - Changes in your appointment percentage or contract dates may affect the amount of your tuition benefit. Be sure to contact Graduate Assistant Employment Services to ask about the consequences of any changes on your benefit.

Graduate Assistant Health Plan - for students holding eligible appointments of 25% or greater

Graduate Assistant Employment - Human Resources page

HR Calendars - Paydays, appointment dates

Graduate Assistant Handbook - under revision

FERPA Tutorial - All teaching assistants are required to complete this training on the protection of student educational records. Log into Training Hub with your University username and password. Use the search box to find the "FERPA  Tutorial" module. Here is some helpful information on what you need to know.