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Training for Graduate Students and Graduate-Student-Employees

Training is mandatory when required by UC policy, risk assessments, governmental regulatory agencies, funding entities, accrediting bodies, and other entities external to UC Merced. This page lists training that is mandatory for all undergraduate students at UC Merced, as well as training that is only required of students engaging in specific activities, such as working in laboratories. 

This is not an exhaustive list. If you have questions regarding other required training not listed here, please contact complianceoffice@ucmerced.edu.

Sexual Violence Prevention Training

All incoming students, including transfer students, are required to attend at least one Sexual Violence Prevention Training via the Everfi training website within the first six weeks of the semester. This requirement cannot be satisfied by any other Sexual Violence/Harassment Prevention training. Students that do not fulfill their requirement by October 6, 2021 may face consequences, including a Dean of Students Hold on their class registration. 

Incoming students will receive access to this course mid-July 2021. Look for emails from University of California - Merced <automated-message@everfi-foundry.net> 

Graduate-Student-Employees

All UC employees, including graduate student employees, are required to complete the following mandatory training:

Employee mandatory training is available in the UC Learning Center and will be listed on the Required Training screen. If you do not have an active appointment (i.e., your job doesn’t start for a week) you may not see anything listed on the required training screen. Please check the required training screen every time you start a new job to ensure your training is up to date.

Note: graduate student employees are not required to attend staff New Employee Orientation.

For more information about mandatory training for employees, visit http://ethics.ucmerced.edu/mandatory-training 

Graduate student employee job titles include:

  • Teaching Fellow (TEACHG FELLOW)
  • Teaching Assistant (TEACHG ASST)
  • Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)
  • Remedial Tutor (REMD TUT)
  • Reader
  • Tutor
  • Assoc In _____
  • COMM TEACHG FELLOW
  • ACT INSTR-GRAD STDNT

Laboratory Safety Training

Graduate students who will be working in laboratories must complete lab safety training. These three “core” classes are required of all lab workers every three years:

  • Lab Safety Fundamentals (required prior to starting work in the lab)
  • Hazmat Spill Response
  • Fire Safety

Other lab safety training is required based on the type of lab or research. If you will be working in a lab, talk to your PI or Faculty Advisor about which courses you are required to complete. More information can be found at https://ehs.ucmerced.edu/general-programs/safety-training/courses

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training

FERPA is recommended for people who may have access to student information, such as Teaching Assistants. You can access the FERPA course through the UC Learning Center or use this link: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training

UC Learning Center (employee training system)

If you experience technical issues with the UC Learning Center, visit the troubleshooting page at https://hr.ucmerced.edu/uclc-troubleshoot. If you are not working as an employee or in a laboratory you will not need access to the UC Learning Center.