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: 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. 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 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".
Spring 2019 TA/RA Institute
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
We encourage all TAs and RAs to read the Teaching and Research 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.