Full course description
At Rice University, teaching assistants (TAs) play an important role in the success of many of the university’s courses. Serving as a TA provides numerous benefits to the students and faculty as well as the graduate student taking on this role. Directly assisting, working with, and teaching undergraduates and one’s peers brings both rewards and responsibilities.
This training is designed to provide current and future TAs with basic information about laws, institutional policies, and best practices that pertain to their work in this role.
Policies covered in the training include the following:
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Title IX
- Rice Policy on Sexual or Romantic Relationships in the Educational or Workplace Environment
- The Honor Code
In addition, the training provides optional resources and guidance on a variety of teaching topics relevant to TAs.
The self-paced training can be completed in 1-2 hours, but you may wish to allot more time if you plan to review the optional materials.