Developing New Statistics Instructors and Student Leaders Through Peer Mentoring


Tuesday, March 11th, 20144:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Aimee Schwab & Erin Blankenship; University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Abstract

Like many other research universities, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln relies on graduate student instructors to cover a large portion of the instructional load in the introductory course. In order to better prepare new graduate student instructors, we have implemented a mentoring program that pairs new GTAs with experienced graduate student instructors. Through the mentoring program, the new GTA has a semester to acclimate to graduate school and their new role as instructor, and the senior GTA has the opportunity to emerge as a teacher leader.


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