ERIC Number: ED161056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Purpose of the In-Service Program for Graduate Students.
Ward, Jay A.
An inservice program for doctoral composition specialists should train the teaching fellow to teach composition at a variety of levels, to administer writing programs, and to supervise writing clinics. It should also encourage teaching fellows to recognize the study and teaching of composition as fertile areas for research and scholarship and it should prepare its fellows for entry into the job market. The foundation of such an inservice program is a clear and precise written statement of the university and departmental policies and curriculum for composition. Other crucial elements are preservice training, a mentor assigned to each fellow, and a "how-to-teach-composition-in-college" course. Evaluation of the fellow should include direct observation by an experienced faculty member, student evaluation, and an overall teaching report based on mentor report, performance in methods class, observation reports, student evaluations, and evaluation of theme grading. (TJ)
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 (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)