ERIC Number: ED144092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Assistants in the New Century.
Shaw, Patrick W.
This paper outlines aspects of teaching-assistant programs that make them beneficial to graduate students and to the undergraduates they teach; it then examines faults of the teaching-assistant concept and discusses the original assumptions on which the concept was based. The paper predicts the demise of the teaching-assistant concept in the next quarter century, noting that increasing cuts in educational funding, due to legislative and public disillusionment with current educational programs, will cause the teaching-assistant program to become a luxury that universities cannot afford. The conclusion of the paper laments the predicted end of the teaching-assistant program and offers predictions about the nature of future graduate programs and about the types of financial assistance that will be available to future graduate students. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)