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 included, 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.
Continuing teaching and research assistants, who have attended the TA/RA Institute or have taken the BBLearn online course are not required to attend this event, but are highly encouraged. This event is a great way to refresh your knowledge.
Students with assistantships will be required to be in attendance. If you have a qualifying excuse for not attending, please contact the College of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, in Morrill Hall 104. This training is required to hold an assistantship, failure to participate will result in loss of your assistantship.
Note: All new International Teaching Assistants are required to register for INTR 508: Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants (CRN: 67396). Students with time conflicts, problems registering or questions should contact the College of Graduate Studies at email@example.com.
Get a jump start on the Institute by following this guide for "Your First 30 Days: A Checklist for New Student and Temporary Employees".
FALL 2017 TA/RA Institute
Note: The Spring 2017 TA/RA Institute has been moved and joined with the Fall 2017 Institute. New TAs and RAs should be prepared to attend in August, before the start of the academic year. Schedule is subject to change.
We encourage all TA's to read the Teaching Assistant Handbook as it contains important information on teaching policies and tips as well as an abundance of campus resources available.
TA & RA Forms
Posted on the faculty and staff resources webpage.
The completion of the following three online training modules are required for all Graduate Assistants. These training modules will cover six different topics, including the “Our Inclusive Workplace”, the “University of Idaho Mission and Goals” and the “University of Idaho Stewardship of Resources & Ethical Conduct” training.
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.