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Assessing GTA TPD

As part of the project, the Steering Committee will be producing a video overview to conducting research on biology GTA TPD. This video will provide information on what aspects of TPD programs can be assessed and what data should be collected to capture the context of the program. Suggestions for assessment tools will be made, and options for research designs outlined. This document will be ready in spring 2017.

This video will be guided by several sources, including a recent publication from BioTAP network members:

Reeves, TD, G Marbach-Ad, KR Miller, J Ridgway, GE Gardner, EE Schussler, and EW Wischusen. 2016. A Conceptual Framework for Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Evaluation and Research. CBE Life Sciences Education 15: 1-9.

This publication proposes a framework to guide GTA TPD, including assessment of three main outcomes:

  • GTA Cognition
  • GTA Practice
  • Undergraduate Student Impact


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