Graduate Assistant Resources
The Graduate Assistant Institute provides professional development opportunities for all graduate assistants and is required for all new teaching and research assistants on the Moscow campus. Students not located on the Moscow campus will be required to complete a Blackboard course. Topics include: U of I academic policies and procedures, available resources, teaching methods and the responsibilities of conducting responsible research, which are highly beneficial to new graduate assistants.
Continuing graduate assistants, who have attended the Graduate Assistant Institute or have taken the BbLearn online course, are not required to attend this event, but are highly encouraged. The Institute is a great way to refresh your knowledge.
This training is required to hold an assistantship, failure to participate will result in loss of your assistantship. Please note that because this training is required, you will be paid for your attendance. You must get an Authorization to Work from Human Resources before attending this training. Students with time conflicts, problems registering or questions should contact Mikyla Wood in the College of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All new International Teaching Assistants are required to register for INTR 508: Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants.
Fall 2019 Graduate Assistant Institute
If you started a new assistant position for Fall 2019, and missed the in-person Institute, please email Mikyla Wood.
Spring 2020 Graduate Assistant Institute
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Teaching & Learning Center in the Idaho Student Union Building
We encourage all graduate assistants to read the Graduate Assistant Handbook as it contains important information on policies and tips as well as an abundance of campus resources.
You can also get a jump start on the Institute by following this guide for "Your First 30 Days: A Checklist for New Student and Temporary Employees".
Unfamiliar with campus? Check out the Interactive Campus Map.
There will be an hour lunch break, so make sure to either pack a lunch, or bring money to grab a bite to eat.
Teaching Assistants should bring their laptops to the Institute to follow along with the BBLearn Overview training.
International Teaching Assistants need to arrive at 8 a.m. for an overview on "Teaching and Learning Strategies for International Teaching Assistants."
Graduate Assistant 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.