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ERIC Number: EJ970623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
A Survey of Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Weidert, Janet M.; Wendorf, Angela R.; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Filz, Tonya
College Teaching, v60 n3 p95-103 2012
This study explores the responsibilities and benefits of serving as a teaching assistant (TA). Seventy participants from different parts of the United States, who had either been an undergraduate TA (UTA), graduate TA (GTA), or both (UTA/GTA), completed an online survey. Self-report results suggest that the perceived benefits of the UTA experience are high, that UTAs who were asked to complete formal self-reflections were more likely to be GTAs, and that having increased UTA responsibilities are associated with more satisfaction, enjoyment, and perceived benefits. We also found that UTA/GTAs rated themselves as using humor and an engaging teaching style significantly more often than those TAs that were GTAs only. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States