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  • Graduate School Student Employee OrientationWelcome to the Graduate School at The University of Texas at El Paso and Student Orientation On-line! This orientation provides important information to help you during your student employment as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, or Assistant Instructor. Please stop by the Graduate School, Academic Services Building Room 223, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your graduate studies.

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Assistantships at UTEPEligibilityAdmitted without conditions to a degree or certification programFull-time enrollment in courses required for the degree or completion of the certification program (9 hrs Fall and Spring, 3 hrs Summer)Good academic standing; 3.0 or aboveAn approved Preliminary Degree Plan (PDP) on file at the Graduate SchoolTAs, RAs, GAs and stipend recipients must be registered for 9 credit hours a semester. Masters students are limited to two years of support as a TA, RA, or GA and may not work more than 50% time. Doctoral students are generally limited to four years of support and may not work more than 50% time unless approved by the graduate school dean.International Students may not be appointed if they do not meet official TOEFL Score of 550 - 600

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Job ResponsibilitiesThe department or program will provide you with a clear statement of responsibilities and expectationsA fundamental responsibility of the graduate assistant is to work closely with the faculty supervisor in carrying out any assigned duties while making progress toward completion of the degree programMaintain standards of academic integrity and honesty in labs, classrooms, offices, etc and report violations to faculty supervisorStay informed of departmental, college, and institutional regulations and follow them consistentlyKeep careful records of any work assignments so that progress and problems are fully documentedDiscuss expectations and assessments of the work experience with the faculty supervisor on a regular basis. Articulate goals early and work with the supervisor to achieve them

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Defining Your RoleIt is important to discuss with your supervising professor your role in the class as well as relevant policies and procedures. Other matters to discuss include the following:Goals of the courseMethodology for the courseAdditional materials to read to help assist the studentsProcedures for handling student complaints about grades, student difficulties with the course, handling instances of plagiarism or cheatingExam and assignment typesGrading policiesOffice hoursIn your position as both teacher and student, you can help your professor adjust his/her teaching techniques to meet student needs aswell as relate your professors goals of the class to the students.For more information: http://64.233.167.104/u/UTEP?q=cache:YmKMJoXU9aMJ:academics.utep.edu/Portals/40/Assistantships%2520at%2520UTEP.doc+leading+discussion+sessions&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&ie=UTF-8

  • Academic Integrity

    Welcome to the University of Texas at El Paso! We're gladyouvejoined our family and look forward to meeting you. Our vision is to create an environment where everyone flourishes and becomes an integral part of the community.

    Presentation prepared by: Catie McCorry-Andalis, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Associate Dean of Students

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Academic IntegrityPrinciples of Academic Integrity (McCabe & Pavela, 2004)

    Encourage student responsibility for academic integrityClarify expectations for studentsDevelop fair and creative forms of assessmentReduce opportunities to engage in academic dishonestyHelp define and support campus-wide academic integrity standards

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Academic IntegrityFor more information about the academic dishonesty policy at UTEP:

    See the Handbook of Operating Procedures: http://it.utep.edu/hoop/Student_Affiairs_Index_Page_HOP.htm

    See the University of Texas System Regents Rules and Regulations: http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/rules/MasterRRR.htm#_Toc59269301

  • Student Services

    Direct DepositStudent Health ServicesSafety and Parking

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Student ServicesDirect Deposit Services

    Employees may elect to have their paychecks credited directly to their bank account. Direct Deposit Forms are available on-line in both English and Spanish formats, and at the payroll office. Please attach an original deposit slip or voided check from your bank and return to the Payroll Office for processing. Any questions can be addressed by email, or you may call us at (915) 747-5171http://admin.utep.edu/Portals/60/DirectDepositApplication-English.pdfhttp://admin.utep.edu/Portals/60/DirectDepositApplication-Spanish.pdf

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Student ServicesStudent Health Center

    Services Available to all UTEP StudentsMinor injury careMens & Womens HealthNutrition CounselingLab & Vaccinations

    (915) 747-5624http://academics.utep.edu/health

    Student Health Center is across the street from the library

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Student ServicesSafety and Parking

    Decal is necessary even after hoursStudent Covered Parking (Sunbowl Garage) - $255Student Deck Parking (Sunbowl Garage) - $205Perimeter Lots Premium Parking - $180Perimeter Lots - $130Remote Lots - $80Motorcycle Perimeter - $75Motorcycle Remote - $75Miner Village - $75Campus Shuttle Service

  • Health Insurance

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceBenefits Eligibility

    You work at least 20 hours per week; and your appointment is expected to continue for at least 4 monthsBasic Coverage/Supplemental Coverage31-Day Benefit Election Period (from initial date of benefit eligibility/Hire Date)International students (excluding students from Mexico) are required to have health insurance.Waivers must be submitted at the beginning of each semester, before census day.

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceHealth Plan Options

    United Health InsuranceUT Select BCBS with Medco RX planDelta DentalTerm LifeAccidental Death and DismembermentSuperior VisionShort Term DisabilityLong Term CarePay Flex

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceUnited Health Care Insurance Co.

    Employee$ 0.00Dependents (rates available through carrier)UT Select Monthly Premium Rates

    Employee only$ 184.56Employee & Spouse$ 440.13Employee & Child(ren)$ 412.58Employee & Family$ 656.57

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceUnited Health Care Medical Benefits

    $ 300.00 deductibleMedical Health Sickness & Injury80% upto $ 100,000 (in-network)60% (non-network providers)RX plan pays upto $ 1,000.00

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceMedco RX PlanRetail Pharmacy Co-Payment$10 Generic$30 Preferred Drug$45 Non-Preferred DrugNote: See the Employee Group Benefits Guide for a complete plan outline at http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/

    90-Day Supply Per Prescription$20 Generic$75 Preferred Drug$112.50 Non-Preferred Drug

    UT Select BCBS Medical Benefits $250.00 Deductible-Inpatient/Outpatient surgery Physician Co-pay$25 Specialist Physician co-pay $30 Inpatient co-pay $100/day ($500 maximum per occurrence) Outpatient Surgical copayment$100 ER co-pay$100

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceDelta Dental Monthly Premium Rates

    Employee only$ 28.26Employee & Spouse$ 53.65Employee & Child(ren)$ 59.14Employee & Family$ 84.09

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceAssurant Dental Monthly Premium Rates

    Employee only$ 10.05Employee & Spouse$ 19.10Employee & Child(ren)$ 21.11Employee & Family$ 30.15

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceSuperior Vision Monthly Premium Rates

    Employee only$ 7.36Employee & Spouse$ 11.48Employee & Child(ren)$ 11.74Employee & Family$ 18.90

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceUT Flex

    UT FLEX AccountsMedical Reimbursement AccountDependent Day Care Reimbursement Account

    UT Flex provides tax saving on health and dependent care expensesYou save taxes on:FICA (Social Security Tax) = 7.65%Federal Income Tax = 10% to 35%

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Health InsuranceHelpful Hints

    Schedule appointment by September 26, 2008 to enroll

    Health Plan information for UT-Select BCBS http://www.utsystem.edu/benefits/

    Health Plan information for United Health Care http://www.myuhc.com

    Contact the Office of Human Resource Services via e-mail at [email protected] for information or questions regarding graduate student insurance.

  • Office of Institutional Compliance

  • Equal Opportunity Office (EO)

    Graduate School Student Employee Orientation

    Equal Opportunity Office (EO)RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES As GAs/TAs/RAs/AIs, you must fully understand your rights and responsibilities under the Universitys Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment policies.

    ASSISTANCEContact EO office with questions or concerns about discrimination/harassment (including sexual harassment) in the academic or employment environment.Phone:747-5662Email:[email protected]:www.utep.edu/eoaa

    TRAININGComplete the Compliance Training Module (issued by the Institutional Compliance Office) entitled Employment Discrimination Prevention Training by September 30th to meet state tra