Resources For Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)
The NSF funded Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is a well-known professional development network that seeks to create model programs to prepare future STEM faculty to excel in teaching as well as in research.
CIRTL provides synchronous and asynchronous online professional development activities and fosters in-person collaboration by sponsoring exchanges of individuals between member institutions.
The purpose of TLTC is to support the campus-wide efforts at the University of Maryland to enhance and reform undergraduate education and to offer tangible assistance to individual faculty and TAs as well as to the departments and colleges in which they work.
The Teaching & Learning Transformation Center
Other Useful Resources For TA's
- How to Get a Teaching Job at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (Malcolm Campbell, 2012)
- What Defines Effective Chemistry Laboratory Instruction? Teaching Assistant and Student Perspectives (Deborah G. Herrington and Mary B. Nakhleh, Journal Of Chemical Education, 2003)
- Graduate Students’ Teaching Experiences Improve Their Methodological Research Skills (David F. Feldon et al., Science, 2011)
McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, (Wilbert Mckeachie, Marilla Svinicki, 2010)
Scientefic Teaching (Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, Christine Pfund, 2007)
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking)
Learning Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice (Terry Doyle)