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dc.contributor.advisorCivil, Marta
dc.contributor.authorTurnquist, Alyssa
dc.creatorTurnquist, Alyssa
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T22:50:22Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T22:50:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/636921
dc.description.abstractMany mathematics graduate students will be a teaching assistant at some point in their time at graduate school; however, few of them have any prior teaching experience. Fortunately, many universities offer a professional development (PD) program to help prepare Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) for teaching. Little research has been done on GTA’s perceptions of their PD experience. This study aimed to address this issue by answering the question, “what do GTA’s value in the PD experience?” To answer this question, a survey was sent to all mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics graduate students at a southwestern university. After the survey, 12 GTAs agreed to be interviewed. Through the survey and interviews, five themes arose in what GTAs value: interactions with peers, interactions with teaching supervisors, collaborative learning spaces, observations of instructors as an undergraduate and graduate student, and support provided through PD. From this study, recommendations are given for PD programs to consider.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction, presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectGraduate Teaching Assistants
dc.subjectProfessional Development
dc.titleWhat Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistants Value in a Professional Development Program
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dc.typeElectronic Thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelmasters
dc.contributor.committeememberAdiredja, Aditya
dc.contributor.committeememberKrawczyk, Donna
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.nameM.S.
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-04T22:50:22Z


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