Colleges Expand Efforts to Help Teaching Assistants Learn to Teach

Under pressure to improve undergraduate teaching and prepare a new generation of faculty members, colleges and universities nationwide are strengthening their training programs for teaching assistants.

Not only are more institutions offering such training, but they are extending it far beyond the one-day orientation sessions that, until recently, provided the only formal training many TA's ever received.

On an increasing number of campuses, TA's can enroll -- and in some cases