ERIC Number: ED292783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Employment and Education of Teaching Assistants. Institutional Responsibilities and Responses. Readings from a National Conference.
Chism, Nancy Van Note, Ed.; Warner, Susan B., Ed.
The papers in this volume address the critical issues that arose at the first national conference on teaching assistants. The papers are organized into six sections: (1) "The Teaching Assistantship: An Overview" focuses on the role of the teaching assistant (TA) in the context of the university mission and its organization; (2) "Conditions of TA Employment" examines such issues as stipends, grievances, workloads, and taxation as well as policy and collective bargaining; (3) "Considerations for TA Development" treats some strategic factors in TA preparation, including planning programs and locating them within the university; (4) "Approaches to TA Development" presents papers on general ways in which the preparation of TAs can be addressed, and on particular programs that are in place in various departments and universities; (5) "International Teaching Assistants" explores the special case of the international TA. The papers in this section also talk about planning and implementing programs designed to screen these TAs for language competency as well as to prepare them to teach U.S. universities; and (6) "Task Force Reports and Reflections on the Conference" concludes the volume of papers with observations offered about the conference as well as reports of continuing directions being proposed by the task forces convened at the conference. Each section is preceded by an introductory statement that includes more detail and a summary of the papers included. (JD)
Descriptors: Assistantships, College Faculty, Educational Finance, Employee Responsibility, Fellowships, Foreign Nationals, Graduate Students, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Job Training, School Responsibility, Teaching Assistants
Center for Teaching Excellence, The Ohio State University, Suite 60, Neilwood Gables, 2096 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210-1115 ($17.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Teaching Excellence.