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ERIC Number: EJ774392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Peer Teaching: Easing the Faculty Shortage
Allen, Kenneth L.; Gabriel, Diana M.
Journal of Faculty Development, v21 n1 p55-60 Jan 2007
As a method to deal with the growing faculty shortage in dental education, and to encourage interest in careers in teaching, NYUCD instituted a Teaching Assistant program where third-year students acted as teaching assistants in the first-year preclinical program. Students applied and were selected, based on their academic record, to participate in this program for which they received academic credit and a grade. As Teaching Assistants, the participants attended regular seminars on pedagogy and educational methodologies. A survey of the first-year students and faculty showed success in reducing the amount of time students had to wait for assistance. A vast majority of the faculty felt that having teaching assistance in the classroom improved overall student performance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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