GRS 097 is a 0-credit hour course for first-time TAs leading discussion sections in CoLA to gain knowledge about teaching fundamentals. We piloted the program in CoLA last year and our research indicates that TAs benefited greatly from the seminar in areas such as feeling prepared to teach the subject matter, creating a positive learning environment, and using a range of instructional strategies. After the seminar, TAs felt more strongly that their teaching influenced student learning and that they were able to reflect upon their teaching practice to keep improving as instructors.
Here is the link to the application that contains more information about this professional development opportunity: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5mTYOGm0Bl2ii1. The due date for the application is Friday, November 21 at 5 p.m.
Molly Hatcher, J.D., Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Graduate Student Development
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