Exceptional or emergency circumstances that do not allow you to attend the TA Institute must be petitioned to the College of Graduate Studies.


Graduate Studies

College of Graduate Studies
Office: Morrill Hall Room 104
Mailing: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3017
Phone: (208) 885-6243
Fax: (208) 885-6198

Teaching and Research Assistant Institute | Required For All Assistants

The Teaching and Research Assistant Institute provides professional development opportunities for all graduate assistants and is required for all new teaching and research assistants on the Moscow campus. Those students not located on the Moscow campus will be required to complete a Blackboard course.  Topics include UI academic policies and procedures, available resources, teaching methods and the responsibilities of conducting responsible research, which are highly beneficial to new TAs and RAs alike.

Dates for the Fall 2014 TA/RA Training Institute will be:
Wednesday | August 20th | 8:00am to 12:30pm (only required for new international TAs)
Thursday | August 21st | 8:00am to 12:30pm
**Friday | August 22nd | 10:00am to 12:30pm (note the different start time)
All sessions will be held in Renfrew Hall Room 111
Registration for this event is not required. 

All new international TAs are also required to register for INTR 508-01 and MUST attend the session on August 20th.  We encourage all TA's to read the Teaching Assistant Handbook (see link below) as it contains important information on teaching policies and tips as well as an abundance of campus resources available.

For additional information contact Sue Branting | 208-885-2647 | sueb@uidaho.edu

Handbook for Teaching Assistants
This handbook is designed to provide basic guidance for TAs.
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Teaching and Research Assistant Institute
The Teaching and Research Institute is required of all new full and part time TAs and RAs located on the Moscow campus. The Teaching and Research Assistant Institute is designed to improve the quality of your assistantship experience. The mandatory TA/RA Training Institute will consist of two, in-person sessions on Thursday, August 21st (8:00am to 12:30pm) and Friday, August 22nd from (10:00am to 12:30pm) in REN 111 and then supported through the semester, online through Bblearn.
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International Teaching Assistants
International TAs who will have primary instructional responsibilities for a class or lab are required to take a one-credit, pass/fail course, INTR 508: Strategies for International Teaching Assistants, during their first semester of teaching.
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