Department TA Training
A number of departments are following up on the annual campus-wide TA Conference by offering discipline-specific preparation for their graduate TAs. These programs are designed specifically to meet the pedagogical needs of TAs in their respective departments.
Resources on Graduate TA Development
- The Responsive Ph.D. – sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
- Carnegie classification of institutions of higher learning – groups institutions based on their degree-granting activity.
- Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences – website designed for those interested in an academic career in the geosciences, yet resources useful for graduate students and post docs in other STEM disciplines. Site produced as part of NSF grant.
- The Preparing Future Faculty – web site is dedicated to helping graduate students prepare for faculty positions. The site is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and contains numerous resources.
- The Re-envisioning the Ph.D. – web site has been designed to help doctoral students excel in graduate school and beyond. Part of the site focuses on the academic job market.
- Professional Organizations in Higher Education
- The English Language Institute at the University of Delaware offers a special summer and winter term program designed for newly-appointed international TAs, International Teaching Assistant Training Program.
- Teaching Assistants and Professors as a Teaching Team – resource from the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC, Chapel Hill outlining roles and guidelines to help TAs and faculty members develop a productive relationship in the context of their shared teaching responsibilities.
- Annotated Bibliography of Select Print, Video and Online Resources
Available for loan at the CTE Library, 212 Gore Hall, ext .2027
- Jerry Gaff speech at the University of Missouri February 2001 symposium on Graduate Education. It contains information about research and other projects on change in doctoral education.
Resources for graduate TA faculty supervisors