Graduate Assistant Training Overview

Description

All students receiving a graduate assistantship must complete the mandatory Training for Graduate Assistants. The online training consists of two components: (1) Core Training on Policies, Expectations, and Legal/Ethical Issues for all graduate assistants; and (2) Specialized Modules for GTAs/GA-Academics and GRAs. Graduate Administrative Assistants (GAAs) should consult with their supervisor and complete supplemental training appropriate to their job responsibilities, as required.

You must complete the Graduate Assistant Training within two weeks of starting your position as a graduate assistant. Failure to complete all components of the training may render you ineligible to serve as a graduate assistant and may result in the termination of your position.

 

Summary of Training Requirements

GRADUATE ASSISTANT TYPE (on Contract)

BASIC TRAINING REQUIRED

 

SUPPLEMENTARY TRAINING REQUIRED

Graduate Research Assistant (RA)

Core Training Module (Online) REQUIRED

AND

GRA Supplementary CITI Training (Online) REQUIRED

Graduate Teaching Assistant (*TA)

Core Training Module (Online) REQUIRED

AND

TA/GA-Academic Supplementary Training (consists of online supplementary module AND at least one in-person workshop) REQUIRED

Graduate Assistant – Academic (GA-Academic)

Core Training Module (Online) REQUIRED

AND

TA/GA-Academic Supplementary Training (consists of online supplementary module AND at least one in-person workshop) REQUIRED

Graduate Assistant – Administrative (GA-Admin)

Core Training Module (Online) REQUIRED

AND

No additional online training. GA-Admins should consult with their supervisor regarding any additional training specific to the position.

 

Training Components--Instructions

I. Training Component for All Graduate Assistants: Core Training on Policies, Expectations, and Legal/Ethical Issues

Procedures

  1. Review the Core Graduate Assistant Training Module.
  2. Complete Certification Quiz after thoroughly reviewing the training materials:
    1. Log on to NC A&T Blackboard account. 
    2. Go to the "My NCAT" tab, look under "My Organizations," and go to the "Graduate College" organization (alternatively, you can click on your name at top of screen, then click Organizations and go to “ORG-GRAD.007”).
    3. Click on the Core Training Certification Quiz and follow the instructions to complete the quiz. 

 

II. Additional Training Components for GTAs/GA-Academics and GRAs


A. Specialized Training Module for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and GA-Academics

Procedures

  1. Review the Graduate Teaching Assistant / GA-Academic Supplementary Training Module, This module consists of four self-guided sections. Topics: Preparing to Teach; Understanding How Students Learn; Assessment/Grading; and Working with Students in the Classroom.
  2. Complete Certification Quiz after thoroughly reviewing the training materials:
    1. Log on to NC A&T Blackboard account. 
    2. Go to the "My NCAT" tab, look under "My Organizations" and go to the "Graduate College" organization (alternatively, you can click on your name at top of screen, then click Organizations and go to “ORG-GRAD.007”).
    3. Click on the Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Certification Quiz and follow the instructions to complete the quiz. 
  3. In addition, attend at least one of the following Teaching Assistant Workshops:
    1. Wednesday, September 11, 4:00-5:30pm (Bluford Library, Faculty Commons 026): CL – 091 Designing Rubrics for Course Assessment (REGISTER FOR 9/11 TEACHING WORKSHOP)
    2. Friday, September 27, 9:00-10:30am (Bluford Library, Faculty Commons 026): CL – 098 Techniques to Increase Student Engagement (REGISTER FOR 9/27 TEACHING WORKSHOP)
    3. Thursday, October 31, 11:00am-12:30pm (Bluford Library, Faculty Commons 026): CL-092 Teaching Ideologies: Constructing your Teaching Philosophy (REGISTER FOR 10/31 TEAHCING WORKSHOP)
  4. After attending a designated Teaching Assistant Workshop, log on to the Graduate College Blackboard site, click on GTA / GA-Academic Workshop Verification, and upload the Workshop Attendance Verification Form.

 

B. Specialized Training Module for Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)

Procedures

  1. Complete the Graduate Research Assistant Training Module:
    1. This training module is completed through CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). Instructions for accessing and using CITI are provided at the GRA Training Information webpage.
    2. This training component consists of five self-guided sections with quizzes. Topics: History of Ethical Principles; Privacy and Confidentiality; Research Misconduct; Conflict of Interest; and Assessing Risk.
    3. After you have successfully completed the CITI training, you will receive a certificate that you will then need to upload to the training certification site in Blackboard.
  2. Upload GRA CITI Training Certificate in Blackboard:
    1. Log on to NC A&T Blackboard account. 
    2. Go to the "My NCAT" tab, look under "My Organizations" and go to the "Graduate College" organization (alternatively, you can click on your name at top of screen, then click Organizations and go to “ORG-GRAD.007”).
    3. Click on GRA CITI Certificate Upload and follow the instructions to complete the GRA training certification.