Several studies point out that graduate student teaching assistants have a significant impact on undergraduate learning and student retention ((Bettinger, Long, & Taylor, 2016, Myers, et al. 2012; El-Ghoroury, 2012). Graduate students’ enthusiasm for their discipline affects student learning. One study suggests that Undergraduates who take an introductory course taught by a graduate student are much more likely to major in that subject than those who took the same course from a full-time faculty member (Bettinger, Long, & Taylor).
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Each semester, CETL offers a one-credit, online course GRAD 9001/INCM 9605 College and University Teaching. This course introduces students to effective pedagogical skills and is designed to prepare Graduate Teaching Assistants for their duties. Topics include understanding how students learn, creating active learning environments, using formative and summative assessments, grading, handling problematic student behavior, responding to student diversity, designing courses and syllabi, and creating teaching philosophies.
The students in my first-year seminar were engaged in a small group activity, which had spread outside of the classroom into the hallways. It was my first semester teaching this seminar, and we were approaching midterm.
Welcome to a new spring semester! Whether it’s your first time teaching here at Kennesaw State or you are returning after many years, the beginning of a new semester is an exciting time for faculty and students.