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What percentage of your classes are taught by graduate teaching assistants?

Asked at Jayhawk Boulevard on June 26, 2013

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“30 percent.”

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“30 percent.”

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“All of them.”

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“None.”

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LogicMan 1 year, 6 months ago

Knowing what they are studying, and their year in that would be helpful.

mom_of_three 1 year, 6 months ago

Exactly. because some discussions are taught by gta's, while the classes are taught by professors.

Thomas Bryce 1 year, 6 months ago

How about Lecturers? They are a separate group.

rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

Do you know what they call a world history professor teaching about the elephants crossing the Alps ?

A Hannibal Lecturer.

techmanmacho 1 year, 6 months ago

"Do you know what they call a world history professor teaching about the elephants crossing the Alps ?

A Hannibal Lecturer."

Booooooooooooooo. Was that really necessary? lol....

verity 1 year, 6 months ago

The assumption seems to be that GTAs are not good teachers. This of course is only an anecdote of one situation, but one of the very best college teachers I ever had was a GTA.

I am NOT advocationg turning all teaching over to GTAs, just pointing out that they are not by definition inferior.

bevy 1 year, 6 months ago

Been out of college for more than a decade, but I can say with certainty - NONE. Because I went to Washburn, where classes, discussions, labs, etc. were all taught by professors.

Liberty275 1 year, 5 months ago

I taught as a GTA but did all my undergrad work at a four year school with no grad students.

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