Prerequisite(s): All graduate students who will serve as Teaching Assistants or Instructional Assistants are required to complete this training course. Graduate TA/IA appointees will demonstrate understanding concerning appropriate behavior and communication in dealing with undergraduate students; gain familiarity with the University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy and its application to classroom assistance; discuss implementation and enforcement challenges pertaining to the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and educational privacy in general; discuss, identify, and propose solutions to ethical problems of instruction, including matters concerning grading, academic honesty, and behavior; and be introduced to best practices for teaching and learning via literature focused on pedagogy in their areas of study.Course Notes: Students must complete all components of the training seminar to receive credit for satisfactory completion. Course meetings occur prior to the start of the semester. Additional meetings may be arranged. Class Notes: This section is restricted to graduate students enrolled in a graduate program within the college offering the course. Only a grade of S or U will be awarded for this course and it will not be counted in calculating the grade point average. |Students who are unable to travel to the campus for exams in online courses may be required to pay for proctoring services for their exams. For more information, copy/paste/navigate to the URL http://www.uh.edu/online/students/proctoring-students.php or contact the office of Online & Special Programs at 713-743-3327. |This section is offered entirely or with a significant portion online. Most online classes will use Blackboard, which can be accessed by navigating to the URL http://www.uh.edu/blackboard. Students in online classes may be required by instructors to attend an initial orientation or take proctored exams. Accommodations can be made for students living outside the Houston area. For more information, copy/paste/navigate to the URL http://www.uh.edu/online or contact the office of Online & Special Programs at UHOnline@uh.edu or 713-743-3327. |Computer and internet access required for course. For technology resources, copy/paste/navigate to the URL http://www.uh.edu/infotech/services/facilities-equipment/comp-labs/. For additional information, copy/paste/navigate to the URL http://www.uh.edu/online or contact the office of Online & Special Programs at UHOnline@uh.edu or 713-743-3327.