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Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs
Date:2/17/2010

member at Santa Rosa Junior College, said the time he spent in the training program at OSU has helped him in his new position. Learning how to write syllabi, developing a good rapport with students and accurately assessing student learning was a daunting task, he said, but the program helped him become more confident in his own teaching, as well as helped him become aware of areas where he needed improvement.

"I find myself continually referring back to the notebook I kept for ideas about learning activities, writing exams, and "shrinking" large classrooms just to name a few," he said.

The Hughes grant runs out this academic year, Mason said, but the university has applied for a renewal with new innovations in mind for the future including more curriculum design.

"It's one of the best projects I've been involved with in my life," Mason said.


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Contact: Theresa Hogue
theresa.hogue@oregonstate.edu
541-737-0786
Oregon State University
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