ERIC Number: ED043274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Teaching Assistants in American Universities: A Review of Recent Trends and Recommendations.
Chase, John L.
Chapter 1 discusses the general characteristics of the Teaching Assistant (TA) system: popular interest in the problems of TAs, origins and shortcomings of the TA system, the purpose of doctoral training, the Ph.D. "stretchout," and career interests and decisions of doctoral students. Chapter 2 deals with statistical dimensions: relationship of TA s to enrollments and faculty; distribution by type of institution; concentration in large institutions; graduate enrollments and doctoral degrees conferred at large institutions in 1959 and 1963; trends in graduate enrollment and financial support in 1954 and 1965; number and distribution of graduate student stipends by type and academic area in 1954 and 1965; work performed by graduate assistants, and differing perspectives regarding the TA's role. In Chapter 3 reports from Michigan State, Cornell, and the University of California, proposing reforms in current conceptions and procedures are analyzed. The University of Rochester survey, "The Graduate Student as Teacher," recommendations of the Committee on Student Aid of the Association of Graduate Schools, the Koen-Ericksen Model Training Program, and other studies are also briefly dealt with. Chapter 4 reviews the findings and presents conclusions. Statistical tables are presented in the appendix. (AF)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Faculty, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Research, Teaching Assistants
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.