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Reddick, Richard J.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Cherwitz, Richard A.; Cerda-Prazak, Aida A.; Bunch, Nathan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This study utilizes a social exchange framework to analyze the qualitative narratives of 81 graduate student mentors participating in the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate Internship at The University of Texas at Austin. Findings suggest that in addition to personal benefits, mentorship has four major professional benefits: a deeper…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Educational Benefits, Experiential Learning
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Cox, Monica F.; Zhu, Jiabin; Cekic, Osman; Chavela, Rocio; London, Jeremi – Journal of Faculty Development, 2010
In a first-year engineering course with an enrollment of approximately 1900 students per year, seventy-eight undergraduate engineering students' perceptions of their graduate teaching assistants were obtained using a modified Adjective Generation Technique. Based upon student feedback, researchers identified three themes of highest concern to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures, Teaching Assistants
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Meyers, Steven A.; Lansu, Marti Livingston; Hundal, Jasdeep S.; Lekkos, Stacy K.; Prieto, Loreto R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2007
In this article, we review approaches to prepare future faculty for their teaching responsibilities and summarize best practices with regard to training topics, methods, and resources. We present longitudinal data regarding new psychology instructors' confidence in their ability to perform teaching related tasks. We complement this quantitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students