Graduate Assistant Training Overview

Every student with a graduate assistantship is required to complete the mandatory Graduate Assistant Training. The required training components vary based on the type of assistantship listed on the contract.

The student must complete Graduate Assistant Training before the contract can be processed. Failure to complete the training will result in termination of the position.

Please carefully review the training components required for your assistantship type and make sure to complete all components. For each required training component, the student must review the relevant training materials and then validate their training using Blackboard. Detailed instructions are provided on the pages linked below.

Training Requirements by Assistantship Type

Graduate Assistant Type (on Contract)

Training Components Required

 

Graduate Research Assistant (RA)

 

(1)   COVID-19 Back to Campus Training - GRA Version

(2)   Core Training Module on Policies and Legal/Ethical Issues

(3)   GRA Supplementary Training (RCR)

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant (*TA)

 

(1)   COVID-19 Back to Campus Training

(2)   Core Training Module on Policies and Legal/Ethical Issues

(3)   GTA / GA-Academic Supplementary Training

(4)   Attend at least one teaching-related webinar from the Fall 2020 Professional Development series (details TBA)

Graduate Assistant – Academic (GA-Academic)

(1)   COVID-19 Back to Campus Training

(2)   Core Training Module on Policies and Legal/Ethical Issues

(3)   GTA / GA-Academic Supplementary Training

(4)   Attend at least one teaching-related webinar from the Fall 2020 Professional Development series (details TBA)

Graduate Assistant – Administrative (GA-Admin)

(1)   COVID-19 Back to Campus Training

(2)   Core Training Module on Policies and Legal/Ethical Issues

(3)   GA-Admins should consult with their supervisor regarding any additional training specific to the position