GA Mandatory Trainings

Mandatory for ALL Graduate Students: 

Violence Prevention Program Requirement - "Not Anymore" (1 training)

Graduate students must complete a one-time online interpersonal violence prevention training. A hold is placed on a student’s registration to ensure that you meet this requirement.

Required once during your graduate career.

The University of Connecticut is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. As part of that commitment, the University now requires that all graduate students complete an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™. Titled Not Anymore, this video-based program provides critical information about Consent, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and more. Not Anymore will help you better understand how vitally important these issues are to creating a safe environment and to our community expectations, and what you can do to help make your campus safer for everyone.

Please go to https://studentsuccess.org/SSO/uconn to complete the 40 minute training.  Upon completion, it will take 2-3 days for the hold to lift.  If you have any questions, call The Graduate School at (860) 486-3617 or email at gradschool@uconn.edu .

Mandatory for ALL Graduate Assistants:

Environmental Health and Safety—Employee Safety Training Assessment (ESTA)

Required within the first week of your employment.

As a University of Connecticut employee, you are required to complete an  Employee Safety Training Assessment (ESTA) with your supervisor using your area's Workplace Hazard Assessment (WHA) within the first week of your employment, and prior to assignment of any duties in which you may encounter safety hazards. This tool will help you learn which safety training courses are appropriate for your new position. With your supervisor’s support, you must register for and complete EHS safety training prior to beginning any potentially hazardous duties.

If you are a lab Teaching Assistant you will also be interested in the Undergraduate Lab Safety Initiative. This does not require you to take any additional safety training; however, it does explain your role as a community leader and ambassador for safety in the classroom.

Annual Compliance Training 2021/2022 

Required EVERY YEAR during your graduate career.

All Graduate Assistants are required to complete annual compliance training. This year’s training will focus on the University's Compliance Program, the Code of Conduct, and the University's Guide to the State Code of Ethics. Please note that consistent with Article 13 of the Graduate Employee Union contract, this training is considered part of the workload of graduate assistants. The training should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The Office of University Compliance offers annual compliance training to provide individuals the opportunity to understand federal and state rules and regulations that may impact their responsibilities on campus.  This training serves as a reminder of the principles of the University’s Code of Conduct including our core values of Knowledge, Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Professionalism.

All Graduate Assistants are required to complete annual compliance training.

The compliance training for Graduate Assistants is available through an online module found at Learning@Work.  The training should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Training content:

·       About University Compliance

·       The Code of Conduct

·       University’s Guide to the State Code of Ethics

Please note that consistent with Article 13 of the Graduate Employee Union contract, this training is considered part of the workload of graduate assistants.

New and continuing UConn graduate assistants who have not yet taken this academic year’s annual compliance training may complete their training at the Learning@Work website. Learners can access the training under My Learning.

More Learning@Work information including FAQs are available at http://hr.uconn.edu/learningatwork.

If you have difficulty in registering for training or have any other related questions, please the Department of Human Resources at learningatwork@uconn.edu

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation to be able to participate in this training, please contact HR’s ADA Case Manager, Ryan Bangham at 860-486-2036 or ryan.bangham@uconn.edu prior to the training.

Training is available online, through Learning@Work.

Diversity Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainings (2 separate trainings)

Required once during your graduate career.

Throughout the 2021–2022 academic year, the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in partnership with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will present frequent three (3) hour Diversity Awareness Training sessions and two (2) hour Sexual Harassment Prevention Training sessions. New graduate assistants must attend each training. Graduate assistants should complete these trainings during their first semester but not later than the last day of their first semester.

Diversity Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention training seminars offer each participant an opportunity for self-reflection and also provide an opportunity to learn and discuss UConn’s policies, available resources as well as reporting and conduct expectations. Diversity Awareness Training is an important part of the University’s continued effort to ensure that each University community member contributes to and maintains welcoming and inclusive work and learning environments. Diversity Awareness Training is currently instructor‑led via WebEx on select days throughout the semester.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training provides important information regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention and response to training participants. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is an important component of the University’s commitment to ensure that work and learning environments feel safe and are free from sexual harassment. Instructor‑led WebEx Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is offered every other Friday or bi‑weekly. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is also offered online as a self‑paced, web‑based training.

Further information about Diversity Awareness Training and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training including the schedule of available sessions can be found at:

https://equity.uconn.edu/education-and-training

New and continuing UConn graduate assistants who have not taken either training may register for training sessions on the Learning@Work website.

Instructions for Training Course Registration:

·       After Learning@Work sign-on, click course titles under My Learning.

·       Diversity Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention training session dates and times are listed under Course Descriptions.

·       Receive additional details for each training session by clicking the View Details link.

·       To register, locate the date and time you wish to attend then click the blue Enroll button located on the right-side of the screen.

·       Course links are emailed to each Graduate Assistant after successful enrollment.

·       For additional information regarding Learning@Work including FAQ’s, visit http://hr.uconn.edu/learningatwork.

If you have difficulty registering for training or have any other related questions, please contact the Department of Human Resources at:

learningatwork@uconn.edu | 860-486-3034.

If you require an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation for successful participation in and completion of this training please contact:

Ryan Bangham

ADA Case Manager

Department of Human Resources

ryan.bangham@uconn.edu

860/486.2036

Please note that consistent with Article 13 of the Graduate Employee Union contract, this training is considered part of the workload of graduate assistants.