ITA Registration Information
Only Advisors may register an ITA Candidate. If you did not receive a spreadsheet template by email, please send your request to the coordinator. Late registration for the Workshop will continue until July 18. However, please register your students early in order for our staff to prepare the workshop materials, personnel, meals and housing. Send questions and all registrations to the ITA Workshop Coordinator.
Conflicting Summer Session II Classes
Please do not allow candidates to attend Summer Session II classes concurrently with the ITA Summer Workshop. Complete attendance in the workshop is required.
If you do not have firm information on the ITA Candidate, please send an estimate based on the number of international teaching assistant candidates you anticipate no later than July 7, 2014. Any student registering for the Workshop beginning July 8 will NOT be guaranteed Campus Housing. After July 7, campus housing will be on availability basis only; therefore, late enrollees will need to find housing during the workshop. Candidates can move into the dorms on July 19-21. Check-in is 24 hours in Murray Hall. For arrivals earlier than July 19, depending upon availability, candidates may rent a room at their own expense. Contact the Workshop Coordinator for housing availability. Students must vacate the dorm August 9 by 12:00 noon. Students staying in Carpenter-Wells have free Wi-Fi Service in the Commons Building. Ethernet Ports are available in each dorm room but students will either need to bring an Ethernet cord or rent one at the time of check-in for $5.00.
- 2 flat sheets
- 2 towels
- 2 washcloths
- 2 hand towels
- 1 blanket
- 1 pillow
- 1 pillowcase
- 1 bar of bath soap
- 1 disposable cup
The bed will be made upon arrival but candidate is responsible for washing the sheets during the stay. Washers and Dryers are available free of charge for students use while staying in Carpenter Wells Residence Hall.
Meal cards are available to all candidates who qualify at the time of check-in. Meal Cards provided also for qualifying off-campus candidates registering after July 12. Qualifying ITA candidates: only newly arriving students to TTU. Returning Candidates are not eligible for free campus housing and meal cards during the Workshop.
All students enrolled in Texas Tech, who are under 30 years of age, will be required to take the meningitis vaccination or show proof of having had the vaccination within the last five years. For information regarding the requirements and exemptions for international students, please click here.
During the ITA Workshop, students may stay in Campus Housing without having had the meningitis vaccination, but students are required to have it before the tenth class day of the fall semester. Students choosing to continue to live in TTU Campus Housing for the fall academic term, must have the meningitis vaccination 10 days prior to moving into Campus Housing. These students should plan to take the vaccination as soon as possible upon arriving to Texas Tech in order to be eligible to move into campus housing after the ITA Workshop is completed.
Available for Newly Admitted High Proficiency ITA Candidates not yet arrived on campus. More information here.
Late Workshop Enrollment
Latecomers will not be enrolled unless the ITA candidate is new to the U.S. and arrives late due to extenuating circumstances such as visa issues, family emergency, etc. Even in this case, Friday, July 24 at 3 PM is the last date latecomers can join the workshop. If you have a candidate who is new to the U.S. and arrives late after July 24 due to extenuating circumstances, please request a special interview which will be held in late August. Graduate advisors must request the interview, and direct requests from candidates will not be accepted. Latecomers already matriculated to Texas Tech or who are already in the U.S. and are transferring from another institution will not be admitted to the workshop for any reason after the first morning of the workshop.
Notification of prospective ITAs
Letters to new international TAs should:
- Require their arrival date on campus to be Saturday, July 19 or Sunday, July 20.
- Explicitly inform the students that successful completion of the workshop is required as a precondition to employment.