state budget reductions have eliminated funding for TA Development Grants
for the present.
of up to $500 are available to support departmental efforts to improve
professional development programs for graduate student teaching assistants.
graders, discussion leaders, laboratory assistants, instructors, or lecturers--have
a major responsibility toward the undergraduate students in their classrooms,
toward their departments, and toward their disciplines. The TA Development
Grants program was created to improve the training TAs receive and to
encourage faculty mentoring of graduate students as teachers.
- assist TAs
in improving their classroom teaching.
interaction between UVa faculty and TAs.
the amount of TA training already provided.
a follow-up component beyond any initial sessions, e.g., observation
of TAs teaching, forums for continuing dialogues about teaching, enhanced
interaction between faculty teaching multi-section courses and TAs assisting
in those courses.
project types and formats:
providing basic information to TAs before they teach for the first time.
to train experienced TAs to teach a new course or to teach in a new
designed to educate TAs about all aspects of their future profession.
or interdepartmental workshops.
methods of supervising TAs leading classes in a multi-section course.
models of mentoring graduate students as teachers.
of letter of application, including goals and budget (limited to five
double-spaced pages). Funds may be requested for equipment purchase,
materials and supplies, and/or TA stipends.
of application by the departmental chair. For deadlines, see above.
of all applications by the TA Development Grants Committee.
reports due to the Teaching Resource Center, Hotel D, 24 East Range.