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

Location

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
uigrad@uidaho.edu

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 assistants (on the Moscow Campus only). Topics include UI academic policies and procedures, available resources, teaching methods and the responsibilities of conducting responsible research, which are highly beneficial to new and experienced TAs and RA's alike.

The Fall 2014 TA/RA Institute will be Thursday, August 21st (from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and Friday, August 22nd (from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) in Renfrew 111 and then continue through the semester via Blackboard. (Students are encouraged to attend Convocation with Guest Speaker Sean Astin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday prior to the Institute session.)  All new international TA’s are also required to register for INTR 508-01 and MUST attend a session on August 20th (also in Renfrew 111).  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.
     
Required Of All NEW Part-Time & Full-Time TA's and RA's Located On The Moscow Campus
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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