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 Fall 2014 TA/RA Institute will consist of two, in-person sessions on Thursday, August 21st (8:00am to 12:30pm) and August 22nd (10:00am to 12:30pm) in Renfrew 111 and then supported throughout the semester on Bblearn. International Assistants
will have an additional session on August 20th in Renfrew 111 as part of the INTR 508/01 (CRN 36559) Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants
(mandatory) course for credit.
- 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 36559) 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.
Fall 2014 TA/RA Institute
Thursday and Friday, August 21 and 22
Location: RENFREW 111
WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS: Workshop schedule will be outlined below as it becomes available.
| 8:10am to 9:00am
||Welcome and Purpose
Jerry McMurtry, Associate Dean College of Grad Studies
|9:00 to 9:45
||New Firearms Policy
Kent Nelson, General Council
|9:45 to 10:00
|10:00 to 11:00
||Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Carmen Suarez, Chief Diversity Officer and AVP Student Affairs
|11:00 to 12:00
||First Year and Transitional Student Issues
Andrew Brewick, Director, University Advising Center
|12:00 to 12:30pm
||FERPA and Protecting Confidential Information
Cheri Cole, College of Graduate Studies
|8:30 to 9:30am
||***University Convocation in Kibbie Dome (note the location difference)
|10:00 to 10:30
||Academic Support and Access Programs
Teresa Davi, Disability Support Services
|10:30 to 11:00
||Responsible Conduct of Research
Terra DuBois, Office of Research and Economic Development
|11:00 to 11:15
||UI Library Services
Diane Prorak, UI Libraries
|11:15 to 11:30
||Human Resources - Getting A Paycheck
Dan Noble-Senior Financial & Employment Services Specialist
|11:30 to 12:15pm
||Student Discipline Issues, Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Craig Chatriand, Associate Dean of Students
|12:15 to 12:30
||Graduate and Professional Student Association
Anthony St. Claire, GPSA President
|12:30 to 2:00
||University BBQ - Commons Plaza