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New Graduate Assistant (TA/RA) Resources
Graduate Assistant Orientation and Trainings are provided for all graduate students who have been hired as either a Teaching Assistant/Associate or Research Assistants/Associate.
Graduate TA/RA Pre-Service Trainings
Online pre-service training is required for all new graduate TAs and RAs within the first week of your appointment, ideally prior to their first day in the classroom or lab. These trainings are important for anyone serving in a classroom, lab, or student-facing capacity.
Some trainings will require access to Career Edge which is a platform for job-related training and ongoing professional development opportunities offered by ASU and LinkedIn Learning. Access to Career Edge is enabled after TA/RA paperwork has completed processing. You should expect to spend between 15 and 30 minutes per training in total.
The complete list of mandatory trainings is provided here.
Teaching Assistant Field Guide
The Teaching Assistant Field Guide is available to all graduate assistants via Canvas. Designed as an online reference tool, the TA Field Guide includes modules offering an introduction to the TA experience, instructional strategies, and classroom management and includes:
- onboarding checklists
- policies and procedures
- best practices
- asynchronous discussions
Access the TA Field Guide on Canvas
Teaching Assistant Orientation
TA Orientation for Fall 2023 will be held Monday, August 7, 2023 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. This virtual event is open to new teaching assistants. RSVP here: https://specialevents.asu.edu/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=718917&.
Access the 2022 Recording, FAQ, and Resources from the Orientation by enrolling in the TA Field Guide.
Research Assistant Field Guide
The Research Assistant Field Guide is available to all new research assistants via Canvas. Designed as an online reference tool, the RA Field Guide includes modules offering an introduction to the RA experience, best practices for working with your supervisor, and how to build on your experience.
Access the RA Field Guide on Canvas
For questions specific to the Graduate Assistant Training program contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org