Mapping the Range of Graduate Student Professional Development

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Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, Number 14

Editor: Laura L. B. Border

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This edited book series serves as a guide to the study of improved training, employment and administration of graduate and professional student development programs. A new publication that addresses a critical need in higher education. The series is designed to highlight all aspects of professional development of graduate and professional students.


Introduction - by Alan Kalish and Spencer Robinson


Section 1: Taxonomy of TA Training Programs

Chapter 1 – Graduate Student Professional Development: A Decade after Calls for National Reform

by Michael S. Palmer



Section 2: Orientations

Chapter 2 – An Introductory Classification of Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientations

by S. Spencer Robinson


Section 3: Mentor and Lead TA Programs

Chapter 3 – Assessing Graduate Consultant Programs: Directors’ Perceptions of Rationales, Content, Activities, and Benefits

by Devon Thacker Thomas & Laura L. B. Border


Chapter 4 – Teaching Mentorship Programs for Graduate Student Development

by Laura N. Schram & Mary C. Wright



Section 4: Teaching Courses

Chapter 5 – Graduate and Professional Student Development: The Role of the Pedagogy Course

by Elizabeth O’Connor Chandler



Chapter 6 – Rethinking Courses in College Pedagogy for the Sciences: An Analysis and Subsequent Model

by Vivek Kaila & Laura L. B. Border



Section 5: Teaching Certificates

Chapter 7 – Graduate Student Teaching Certificates: Survey of Current Programs

by Linda von Hoene

Chapter 8 – Leveraging Existing PFF Resources to Create a Certificate of University Teaching

by Amy Criniti Phillips, Steven Hansen, & Laurel Willingham-McLain



Section 6: Other Programming

Chapter 9 – A Comparative Study of GTA Development in Japan and the US

by Naoshi Kira



Section 7: Conclusion

Chapter 10 – Steps Toward a Framework for an Intended Curriculum for Graduate and Professional Students: How We Talk about What We Do

by Alan Kalish, S. Spencer Robinson, Laura Border, Elizabeth Chandler, Mark Connolly, Lynn Jones Eaton,

Joanna Gilmore, Lauren Griffith, Steve Hanson, Tershia Pinder-Grover, and Linda von Hoene


About the Editor:

Dr. Laura L. B. Border is Director of the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado - Boulder.

Details: 2010 [ISBN: 1-58107-234-1; 192 pages; 6 x 9 inch; soft cover]