ERIC Number: ED376535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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Using the Team Building Approach as a Management Tool for the Training of Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Basic Speech Communication Course Program.
Mandeville, Mary Y.; Blakemore, Scott A.
A study examined the effectiveness of a team building model that was designed and used in the training of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in the Fall of 1994 in a speech communication department at a large midwestern university. The department employed 12 GTAs to teach 28 sections of the basic speech communication course. A team building agenda was introduced into the general training sessions for the GTAs. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior Awareness Scales measures were completed by the GTAs during their training sessions. GTAs also completed an evaluation form at the end of the training session. Results indicated that a strong sense of community developed among the GTAs and that there was a warmth and friendliness which had not been present in the GTA communal office for years. In the seventh week of the semester, after observing a few personality problems, a meeting was planned to help the group use what it knew about team building and group dynamics in problem solving. (Contains 13 references and a figure illustrating the concept and structure of human resource development.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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