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BioTAP Goal and Objectives

The goal of BioTAP is to build capacity within the network for collaborative research on biology graduate teaching assistant (GTA) teaching professional development (TPD). By helping practitioners assess their own programs, and work with others to compare assessments across institutions, the network can build the empirical data necessary to make data-driven decisions about programmatic practices.

BioTAP’s position statement on why GTA TPD matters, particularly to undergraduate education.

The project has three objectives:

  1. Expand and support collaborations with all biology GTA TPD stakeholders (researchers, educators, administrators, graduate students)
  2. Create and implement Research Development Sessions and Virtual Learning Communities to foster collaborative research on biology GTA TPD
  3. Synthesize, disseminate, and advocate for research to identify empirically based best practices in biology GTA TPD