Full course description
Term: Fall 2021
Date: October 25th, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Torg 3310 & Online with Zoom
Instructor: Tiffany Shoop
Presented By: Center for Excellance in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
Including undergraduate peer educators (i.e., teaching assistants, learning assistants, peer mentors) in your academic program or course can be an effective way to enhance learning and engagement as well as to build support and community for your students. This three-part workshop series will take an in-depth look at peer education as an effective teaching strategy.
Workshop 2: Leveraging Undergraduate Teaching Assistants to Promote Engagement and Learning in Your Course is intended for any faculty member or program leader seeking strategies for effectively utilizing undergraduate teaching assistants - oftentimes also referred to as learning assistants - to enhance student learning in an academic program or course. While there is no clear cut definition, undergraduate teaching assistants are often defined by their near-peer status, and their roles are more closely aligned to that of the instructor to support the teaching process and academic learning of the students enrolled in the academic program or course. During this session, participants will gain an understanding of the implementation process for an undergraduate teaching assistant program and hear from a faculty member who has successfully implemented and sustained a program-wide undergraduate teaching assistant initiative.