ERIC Number: ED315801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Assuring Quality and Standard Evaluation in the Basic Course: Training and Supervising Graduate Students.
Comeaux, Patricia; Aitken, Joan E.
In outline agenda form, this guide addresses the issue of training and supervising graduate students teaching the basic undergraduate speech course in university speech departments. The sections are as follows: (1) Introduction of staff and participants; (2) Rationale for assuring quality and standardization in the basic course by systematically training graduate teaching assistants (GTAs); (3) Problems/challenges of training graduate students and directing the basic course; (4) Concerns and training needs of GTAs: a survey; (5) Ways to achieve standardization in the basic course; and (6) Systematic program for training and supervising GTAs (including criteria for selection and placement process, university-wide orientation for GTAs, department orientations for GTAs of the basic course, a sample graduate methods class at Murray State University: Communication in Instructional Environments, and ongoing feedback and assessment in training GTAs). The paper's final page offers a case study intended to stimulate discussion about a real-life teaching situation. Fourteen references are attached. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A