Enhancing the quality of engineering graduate teaching assistants through multidimensional feedback

Monica F. Cox, Jeeyeon Hahn, Nathan McNeill, Osman Cekic, Jiabin Zhu, Jeremi London

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This paper describes the Global Real-time Assessment Teaching Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE). It is a tool framed around the elements of Bransford, Brown, and Cocking's (1999) "How People Learn" framework and informed from data collected via laboratory observations; focus group interviews with engineering supervisors and graduate teaching assistants; and undergraduate student surveys. The G-RATE allows various stakeholders (i.e., classroom observers, administrators, graduate teaching assistants, undergraduates, and students) to provide feedback about the pedagogical practices of graduate teaching assistants within a laboratory session. Future applications of the tool include the creation of pedagogical profiles for instructors and the dissemination of the tool across multiple educational environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvances in Engineering Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Classroom assessment
  • Engineering pedagogy
  • Graduate teaching assistants
  • Observation systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)


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