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Graduate Assistant Resources

"Below are some training resources available for your teaching assistants. In addition to the materials listed here, you can always contact the graduate school for more information. Please let the graduate school know if you have other materials available that they may want to include in the blackboard online training or if you have suggestions for improvement.

1. The Graduate Assistant Handbook

Although the handbook is not specific to teaching assistants, it is the most important resource available to all graduate assistants and contains most of the answers to questions they will have.

2. Blackboard Orientation

Once contracts are processed, the GA Blackboard Orientation is automatically added to TA’s blackboard organizations. The teaching assistant section includes a training quiz and a certificate. Departments may request their TA's submit their certificates as proof of training completion. The Graduate School also tracks students’ training progress and can search for specific students upon request.

3. Classroom Management Slideshow

This slideshow includes specific information for teaching assistants in classroom and lab settings. It is also included as part of the blackboard orientation.

4. Graduate Assistant Round Table Q&A

This annual event is for all graduate assistants to meet and ask questions to the associate dean of the graduate school, director of graduate education, and other TA’s, RA’s, and GA’s. 

Please contact Christina McGuiggan (618-650-3010) if you have any questions."

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