ERIC Number: EJ1044404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing Future Biology Faculty: An Advanced Professional Development Program for Graduate Students
Lockwood, Stephanie A.; Miller, Amanda J.; Cromie, Meghan M.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n1 p17-21 Jan 2014
Formal professional development programs for biology graduate students interested in becoming faculty members have come far; however, programs that provide advanced teaching experience for seasoned graduate teaching assistants are scarce. We outline an advanced program that focuses on further training of graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy and mentoring opportunities within a biology department. The Graduate Teaching Scholars Program provides opportunities for individualized instruction and learning while working with a faculty mentor. Graduate teaching scholars attend workshops, have their teaching evaluated, and serve as mentors for new graduate teaching assistants in the department. Students in the program are able to contribute to departmental education initiatives while growing professionally as teachers and future faculty.
Descriptors: Biology, Professional Development, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, College Faculty, Mentors, Teacher Education Programs, College Instruction, Science Instruction, College Science, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas