ERIC Number: ED318260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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SOAP: The Continuing Drama of Supervision of Assistants Program.
Funchess, Betty L.; Chandler, Jane P.
The Supervision of Assistants Program (SOAP) at Louisiana State University provides pre-teaching, ongoing, and post-teaching supervision for 20 teaching assistants assigned to 800-1000 undergraduate students of French at the beginning and intermediate levels. Almost all new teaching assistants are assigned a section of introductory French, observing a "model class" regularly, keeping regular but limited office hours, and attending their own classes. Supervision of teaching assistant activities includes information about test use, preparation for the first class meeting, discussion of teaching methods, micro-teaching assignments, and scheduling. Ongoing assistance concerning the course syllabus for each level, teaching assistant-supervisor meetings, and coordination of the use of audiovisual aids is offered through the semester. Evaluation of students, teaching assistants, and supervisors is also part of the program. Student evaluation is based on midterm and final examinations. Teaching assistants are evaluated by their supervisors, and if desired, by students. Evaluation by students is private. The supervisor is reviewed by his students and by the teaching assistants. The questions used in the evaluations are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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