Department Chairs and School Directors:
Before we head into summer, I wanted to pass along a summary of a survey we conducted during the spring semester of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) about their teaching and teaching with technology support needs. Our focus was primarily to learn what programs, services, resources, and recognition offered by CITL they found most useful.
1,040 GTAs were invited to participate in the survey and 296 responded, for a response rate of 28%. There were a few interesting takeaways:
- 69% attended one of our large events, such as the Fall TA Institute, and 33% attended one or more of our teaching and teaching with technology workshops
- When asked their preferred modalities for programs and services, 56% preferred online on-demand, followed by 48% online synchronous, and 32% face-to-face
- Of those that didn’t attend any programs or services offered by CITL, 20% cited not being aware of the programs and services offered, with 4% responding that they attend programs offered by their department for GTAs.
- When asked how meaningful they felt the various recognitions for GTAs offered by CITL, 82% reported the Outstanding GTA Award meaningful or very meaningful, along with 75% confirming the Graduate Teaching Certificate meaningful or very meaningful.
We’ve put together a disaggregated summary of the results with filters by college and department where you can drill down further if you wish to see a summary by college or department.