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

Spring Teaching/Research Assistant Institute Schedule

As a requirement of Human Resources and the College of Graduate Studies, employment as a Teaching or Research Assistant is contingent upon completion of a mandatory TA/RA Training Institute.

The Spring 2014 TA/RA Institute will consist of one, half-day (in-person) session on Tuesday, January 14th from 8:00am/12:30pm in room (TLC 031) and then supported throughout the semester on Bblearn. 
  • The Teaching and Research Institute is required of all new full and part time TAs and RAs located on the Moscow campus. This institute is designed to improve the quality of your teaching and/or research assistantship experience. Off campus students not able to attend the institute will be required to complete the BbLearn course.
  • International Teaching Assistants must register for INTR 508/01 (CRN 67396) Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants.
  • Failure to complete the BbLearn modules by the end of the term will result in non-renewal of the assistantship for the following term. Exceptional or emergency circumstances that preclude completion of the course must be petitioned directly to the College of Graduate Studies.

Spring 2014 TA/RA Institute

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: TLC 031
WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:  All New TA’s & RA’s are required to attend the ½ workshop outlined below
8:00 to 8:30
Dr. Jie Chen, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of COGS
8:30 to 9:00
Chen Chen
University Policies and Employment Requirements
9:00 to 9:30
Cheri Cole, Management Assistant, College of Graduate Studies
FERPA and Your Responsibilities with Student Information
9:30 to 10:00
10:00 to 11:00
Dr. Carmen Suarez, Chief Diversity Officer and AVP, Student Affairs
Sexual Harassment Prevention
11:00 to 11:30
Dr. Jack McIver, Vice President, Research & Economic Development
Conducting Responsible Research
11:30 to 12:00
Dr. Jerry McMurtry, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Teaching Methods
12:00 to 12:30
Workshop Evaluation and Closing