All graduate students who receive graduate assistantships are required to attend Graduate Assistant Training. This program which is a morning program each fall, provides information with which students, as employees of the university, must be familiar. For instance, students must know about the American with Disabilities Act and they must also be familiar with the definition of sexual harassment. Depending upon the type of assistantship students receive, they must also participate in sessions designed to either build teaching skills or research skills. Workshops may focus on various teaching strategies, statistical software packages, and/or database searches. For the 2012-2013 academic year, Graduate Assistant Training will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012.