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ERIC Number: ED012963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 1
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THE ASSISTANT--ACADEMIC SUBALTERN.
BEISSE, FREDRIC; DUBIN, ROBERT
THE GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT'S ROLE, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND STATUS ARE DESCRIBED AS THEY ARE PERCEIVED BY THE ASSISTANT, HIS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AND THE FACULTY WHOM HE ASSISTS. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE DRAWN FROM CASE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (BERKELEY) AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. THE ASSISTANT IS ASSIGNED THE ROLE OF AN INSTRUCTOR BUT DOES NOT RECEIVE REWARDS COMMENSURATE WITH AN INSTRUCTOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES. COMPARATIVE NATIONAL TRENDS FOR INCREASE IN UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENTS, TEACHING STAFF, AND UNDERGRADUATE-TO-STAFF RATIOS, AS WELL AS THE RELATION OF TEACHING ASSISTANTS TO ENROLLMENTS ARE GIVEN FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES FOR THE PERIOD 1953-1963. EFFORTS OF AN ASSISTANT'S UNION AT BERKELEY TO IMPROVE ASSISTANT TEACHING CONDITIONS AND TO GAIN COMMENSURATE REWARDS ARE DESCRIBED. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REACTION AGAINST INSTRUCTION BY ASSISTANTS, AN ISSUE IN THE 1964 BERKELEY STUDENT REVOLT, UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR RE-EVALUATION OF ALL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED TO THE ROLE OF THE GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY," VOLUME 11, NUMBER 4, MARCH 1967. (JK)
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