The Professional Standards and Ethics Training (PSET) compliance modules referred to in the resolution are being offered as an online course in Bruin Learn.
ACCESS: The PSET modules can be accessed through Bruin Learn. TAs are required to take the online PSET modules by the end of the second week in the quarter first appointed as a TA. For new TAs, these modules should be introduced as a part of the departmental 495 course and should take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. For returning TAs the hours will be part of the departmental 375 course credit hours and should not be included as part of the TA’s workload.
ENROLLMENT: Students will automatically be enrolled in the PSET Bruin Learn course when appointed as a TA for the first time via UC Path, regardless of TA appointment rank. Students may take this course at any time by self-enrolling in the course, here: https://bruinlearn.ucla.edu/enroll/7PTJRL.
COURSE CONTENT: The course consists of the following five modules:
- TA Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
- Promoting Learning through Diversity: The Inclusive Classroom
- Teaching Students with Disabilities
- Creating an Educational Environment Free of Violence and Sexual Harassment
- Fostering Academic Integrity
There is a quiz associated with each module, which must be passed with a score of at least 8 out of 10 in order to proceed to the next module.
The course does not have to be completed in one sitting.
ENFORCEMENT: The PSET modules may be completed at any time prior to the TA’s first appointment but MUST be completed by the end of the second week of the quarter first appointed as a TA. In the case of late appointments, the course must be successfully completed two weeks after the start-date of the appointment. Division of Graduate Education and CAT will monitor student progress and completion. Departmental fee remissions will be withdrawn if students do not complete this requirement.