Selected Resources for Teaching Assistant Development Programs

Teaching Assistant Handbook, Table of Contents. Very effective presentation of issues related to being a TA in general and specifically at the University of California at San Diego. Includes a large section on teaching strategies in general as well as in specific contexts, like writing, problem-solving strategies, setting up and evaluating laboratory exercises, effective lecturing. TA Handbook

Provides an overview of the programs available at Colorado State for the development of graduate assistantships. They include a description of a seminar on Teaching in Higher Education (one meeting a week for 16 weeks), a summary of the national program Preparing Future Faculty and CSU’s participation in it as well as a mentoring program made up of faculty across campus who are willing to answer questions about teaching. (No new link is currently available.)

Website of the “Re-envisioning the PhD” Program at the University of Washington, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Includes inventory of promising practices from around the country, including profiles of courses, certificate programs in teaching in higher education, departmental seminars on teaching, etc. University of Washington

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