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June 26, 2016
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Many engineering faculty work with graduate teaching assistants (TAs) to conduct their classes. An effective partnership and clear delineation of responsibilities can have a meaningful positive impact on the teaching and learning experience. This paper provides guidelines for working with graduate teaching assistants by applying the five principles of high-performance engineering teams described by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith, and adapted by Karl Smith and others for collaborative learning: face-to-face promotive interaction, positive interdependence, group and individual accountability, teamwork skills, and group processing. Perspectives are shared from engineering faculty who work with graduate teaching assistants in lecture, laboratory, and professional skills courses, and consideration is paid to small teams (1-3) and large teams (8+) of teaching assistants. Best practices in organization, clarity of expectations, leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence emerge.
Ciston, S., & Cerretani, C., & Went, M. S. (2016, June), Teaching with Graduate Teaching Assistants: Tips for Promoting High Performance Instructional Teams Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26057
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