ERIC Number: EJ1166059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of a High-Engagement Teaching Program for STEM Graduate Students: Outcomes of the Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellowship Program
Prevost, Luanna B.; Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III.
Innovative Higher Education, v43 n1 p41-55 Feb 2018
Higher education institutions prepare future faculty members for multiple roles, including teaching. However, teaching professional development programs for graduate students vary widely. We present evaluation data from a high engagement program for STEM doctoral students. We analyzed the impact on three cohorts of participants over three academic years and identified the components most influential upon their teaching professional development. Participants found the year-long teaching assessment project and the disciplinary and reflective focus instrumental for improving their knowledge of teaching and learning. We recommend these components for the design of other such high-engagement programs.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Fellowships, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Professional Development, Cohort Analysis, Teaching Skills, Participant Satisfaction, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1231286