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Graduate Assistant Training (TA/RA)

The Graduate Assistant Training program is 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 following trainings can be completed between signing of the Appointment Letter and processing of TA/RA position in the ASU payroll system:

Title of Training

Location of Training

Frequency of Training

Academic Freedom Orientation Lesson

Website

Once

Community of Care: Welcome Sun Devils

Canvas course

Once and each time it is updated

Everfi Violence Prevention program

Canvas course

Once

Information Security Awareness Training

CareerEdge

Each year

The following trainings should be completed after processing of TA/RA position in the ASU payroll system:
  

Title of Training

Location of Training

Frequency of Training

Arizona Public Service Policy

Career Edge

Once

ASU - Your Duty to Report & Preventing Harassment and Discrimination (Non-supervisor)

Career Edge

Every 2 years

Community of Care Training for Employees

Career Edge

As needed

FERPA Training for Staff (for System Access)

Career Edge

Once

Fire Safety

Career Edge

Once

Research and Academic Integrity

Career Edge

Once


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

 For more information about the Teaching Assistant Field Guide, please contact the Graduate Student Support Resources team at tad-q@asu.edu.


Teaching Assistant Orientation

TA Orientation for Fall 2021 was held Friday, August 13, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. This virtual event is open to new teaching assistants. 

Access the Recording, FAQ, and Resources from the Orientation by enrolling in the TA Field Guide.

Comments, questions, ideas or suggestions for agenda items/topics? Please email: gradinfo@asu.edu.


Questions

For questions specific to the Graduate Assistant Training program contact us at tad-q@asu.edu.