The role of selected administrative units in the recruitment, training and supervision of graduate teaching assistants on the campuses of the University of North Carolina

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Peter Roy Vaughan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David H. Reilly

Abstract: A survey of deans, department heads and academic vice chancellors throughout the North Carolina University System asked for factual information and opinions about the recruitment, training and supervision of graduate teaching assistants. Correlations were sought using the Tukey Honestly Significant Difference test. It was found that programs for administering graduate teaching assistants existed in all departments completing the survey. The details of these programs differed among academic disciplines (p < 0.01). In general respondents were satisfied with the programs operating in their departments. They believed that instruction should be given to assistants in pedagogy, but that recruiting decisions should be based mainly on academic standards. At all institutions the primary responsibility for teaching assistant training and administration rested with the department. The degree of involvement of the central administration differed among institutions (p < 0.05). Faculty at institutions with greater involvement of the central administration in teaching assistant administration were more in favor of such involvement (p < 0.05).

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Teachers' assistants $z North Carolina
Teachers' assistants $x Training of $z North Carolina
College teachers $z North Carolina

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