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Popovic, Celia; Mistak, Mandy Frake; Jeppesen, Alison; Korpan, Cynthia; Sheffield, Suzanne; Weyers, Mark – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Educational developers in universities and colleges design, develop, and deliver courses and programs for professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to support teaching and learning in postsecondary institutions. These courses and programs, however, are often not accredited, so the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) created a working group to…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Korpan, Cynthia; Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May; Verwoord, Roselynn – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper examines the stages of development for a framework of teaching assistant (TA) competencies initiated by the Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) special interest group (SIG) of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). TAGSA initiated an iterative consultative process to inform the creation…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Guidelines, Graduate Students, Professional Associations
Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this paper, I propose a renewed look at how teaching assistants (TAs) are being prepared to fulfill their duties in higher education. I argue that the apprenticeship model of learning that is currently in use be replaced by the more holistic workplace learning approach. Workplace learning theories take into consideration the complexity of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Apprenticeships
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Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper looks at how a series of conversations contributed to the development of a newly formed role at the University of Victoria--Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs). TACs act as departmental mentors for teaching assistants (TAs) in their respective departments, charged with providing support in the form of discipline-specific workshops…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Departments, Teacher Workshops
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Berry, Dave; Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
This paper describes the implementation of a peer observation program at the University of Victoria called the Lecture Club. The observers are not interactive during the class--they are the proverbial flies on the wall. The paper identifies the program as self-developmental, discussing the attributes of this learning-to-teach and peer-sharing…
Descriptors: Observation, Program Implementation, Program Descriptions, Classroom Observation Techniques