1. COVID-19 Mitigations and Obligations. Required for all Graduate Assistants and Associates
2. Title IX training. Required for all Graduate Assistants and Associates
The University of Arizona is committed to creating a learning and working environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. GAs have dual roles. They are both Students and Employees working with students. In furtherance of this commitment, all GAs must complete the employee Title IX training to better understand how to prevent and report discrimination/harassment. All employees who work closely with students must complete the Title IX for employees.
Please go to the following link and complete the Title IX training for employees: Title IX training for Graduate Assistants and Graduate Associates
To request disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this training please contact the DRC at 520-621-3268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Conflict of Interest Training (Required for Research Assistants and Associates)
In addition to the training listed above, all GAs in Research must complete the University's Conflict of Interest training:
Under the University's Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy, all Investigators are required to complete training and disclose Significant Financial Interests and Significant Personal Interests to the University. Because your position will involve research, you must complete your COI training and initial disclosure within 30 days after your start date by accessing the COI disclosure system at: https://uavpr.arizona.edu/COI/. You can access the system as soon as you have created your University NetID.
4. Required Training for Teaching Assistants and Associates
In addition to the two Title IX trainings listed above, all GAs in Teaching must successfully complete both FERPA and TATO. Currently, TAs need only successfully complete these trainings once to satisfy the requirement.
4.1 FERPA Training
All students are protected by a federal privacy law called FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Since TAs are dealing with student records in an official capacity they are bound by this law. The University of Arizona requires that all employees with access to student records complete an online training course. Failure to complete this course within two weeks of starting your position as a TA, will render you ineligible to serve as a TA and your position may be terminated. The course can be accessed at this link: http://registrar.arizona.edu/personal-information/ferpa-tutorial or through the like in TATO.
4.2 TATO (TA Training online)
Teaching Assistant/Associate Training Online (TATO) is a collection of self-paced modules about teaching and learning made available via D2L. All students who wish to be appointed as Teaching Assistants/Associates (TAs) must complete the module "TATO 2016" and pass the test with a score of 95% or higher no later than two weeks after the start of classes.
It is recommended that TAs review the information from all modules in TATO before the beginning of each semester. Individual departments may also assign additional modules from TATO.
Please note that the mandatory training Graduate Assistant/Associate Teaching Orientation (GATO) is no longer offered or required by the Graduate College. However, individual departments or colleges may be requiring in-person training. Please contact the appointing department for more information.
- Go to http://d2l.arizona.edu.
- Click on the button labeled "UA NetID Login" in the upper left side of the screen.
- Enter NetID and password.
- Click on "Self Registration" in the bar under the D2L logo
- Click on the hyperlinked course offering name "TATO"
- Click on the button labeled "Register"; Click on "Submit"; Click on "Finish".
- When finished, click on "My Home". In the center of the page, find the Student tab and follow the links to complete the TATO module(s).
TATO and FERPA Deadlines
The deadlines for completion of the required trainings are below. Completion of these required modules monitored by Graduate College staff to ensure completion of this important training. Please contact D2L Support Team if you experience any issues within the TATO modules themselves. TAs who fail to complete either of these trainings will be ineligible for further employment and will be terminated.
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|September 8, 2020||January 31, 2021|
TATO Procedure for scores of less than 95%
TAs not achieving a passing score of 95% after the first attempt must meet with a representative from their hiring unit to review the missed questions to help them better understand the policies and information related to that area. The TAs must retake TATO after the review. The hiring department must contact the Graduate College if the second attempt is unsuccessful for further information.