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ERIC Number: EJ1014319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Student Perceptions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Filz, Tonya; Gurung, Regan A. R.
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n1 p48-51 Jan 2013
As class sizes increase due to stagnating budgets, and as colleges and universities around the nation increase enrollment, more faculty (especially those without graduate students) are turning to undergraduate teaching assistants (UTA) to meet the increasing demands on academia. We surveyed 142 students enrolled in courses that utilized UTAs to discover what UTA characteristics played the most significant role in student perceptions of UTA helpfulness, accessibility, and perceived qualifications. We found a significant relationship between UTA teaching characteristics and these three main target variables. We recommend ideal UTA characteristics as well as propose a method for designing and implementing training programs for UTAs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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