The Grad 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. 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 (CRN: 67396).
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 2019 Graduate Assistant Institute
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
We encourage all graduate assistants to read the Graduate Assistant Handbook as it contains important information on teaching policies and tips as well as an abundance of campus resources available.
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.