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Mandatory Responsibilities (1-11)

Adjunct, GTA, and CPI instructor contracts are 18 weeks long; summer session teaching appointments are 4 to 8 weeks long. It is contractually expected that instructors;  teach all the labs they are on contract for, grade all assignments, attend instructor meetings, proctor exams, and participate in tutoring/office hours.

1. Take the Graduate Teaching Assistant Seminar (BIOL 5514) during the Fall semester of your first teaching assignment.
Instructors will be; 1) given an instructor manual that includes the syllabus, instructor notes, task sheets, LS 261/262/263/122 and CHE 107 equipment/supply lists and locations, and stockroom supply lists for each lab exercise, 2) assigned a key/access code to the teaching lab(s), 3) given access to the Moodle site and the Google Drive for lab, and 4) given access to the Biology Instructor Training Moodle site. The Drive includes the pre- and post-quiz banks, Power point presentations, random assigned seating spreadsheets, and data analysis spreadsheets. Using these materials, be prepared for and attend the instructor meetings each week:
A. Take the training quizzes.
B. Access and review the lab content in the Google Drive lab folder.
C. Read the instructor notes and task sheet found in the instructor manual.
D. Prepare your lesson plan, presentation, assigned seating chart, and quizzes (if required).
3. Foster a comfortable and safe learning environment, learn about student behavior, and review the Student Assistance Guide. Also, study the Biolab Covid-19 information.
Understand and maintain:
A. Laboratory safety and Lab maintenance
B. Campus safety
5. Participate in laboratory set up and maintenance during the instructor meetings and during your assigned lab sections.
6. Learn about grading and use Moodle as a grade book to enter assignment grades in a timely manner (see grading schedule in instructor manual).
7. Review the stockroom policies and procedures for:
A. Pocatello
B. Idaho Falls
8. Learn about and use the laboratory technology correctly.
9. Review the information about:
A. Important departmental lab contacts
B. CPI UGTA positions
C. Registration
10. Hold one tutoring/office hour per week online using Zoom. Each instructor must have an hour scheduled on Zoom that does not conflict with any other instructor's hour. Any Biology student can access the Zoom tutoring/office hour link to ask questions.
11. Contact the department chair and associate chair if you are unable to teach your lab section due to an illness.  All other reasons must be approved by the department chairs, the lecture instructors, and the lab coordinator.

 Updated: 08/04/2020