Spring Social and Induction Ceremony 2019

Welcome to the Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE). We hope that we can be of help to your teaching as a resource and mentorship program. Feel free to look around and join us in learning what teaching excellence means.

Interested in getting involved? See our Events page for ways to connect with the Academy, or send us a message through this link!

Fall 2020 Application Cycle Open!

Ready to apply? Please submit your application packet here.

Faculty may submit their recommendations through this link.

Application-related questions may be directed to Anurag Mantha (vtgrate@vt.edu). You may also leave us a message here.

Applications close on Sept 27 (Sunday) at midnight.

The requirements for the three levels of membership and additional information (i.e., member, associate, and fellow) are here.

Guidelines for supporting Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) for Fall 2020

Graduate students are an integral part of the teaching community at Virginia Tech, and their well-being should be given consideration equal to that of any other instructor in the planning and execution of courses. Accordingly, the Virginia Tech Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) with help from the Fall Teaching and Learning Working Group have prepared the following recommendations to support Graduate
Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in the conduct of their duties during the fall 2020 semester.

Guidelines for supporting GTAs (PDF)

VTGrATE Survey Report is released

VTGrATE conducted a survey of graduate student teaching needs, concerns, and interests for Fall 2020. Responses were accepted from June 19, 2020 to July 10, 2020. Overall we received 204 responses from graduate students across all of the Virginia Tech campuses.

Many thanks to all of our VTGrATE colleagues who contributed to this report (PDF).

The complete set of responses to the questions are available on Qualtrics.