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ERIC Number: EJ1228462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Best Practices for Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Programs
Kinkead, Joyce; Titchener, Frances; Wheatley, Rebecca
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v30 n3 p139-159 2019
Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) programs pair students with faculty to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. These programs have the potential to offer a high-impact experience (Kuh, 2008); students feel more connected to learning when meaningfully engaged. UTAs develop important relationships with faculty mentors, hone problem-solving skills, feel more connected to the institution, and may begin to see themselves as future faculty. When the authors' institution celebrated the 25th anniversary of its UTA program, they thought it a good time to reflect and assess. This article delineates principles of best practices for institutions seeking to begin or revise a UTA program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah