Teaching Assistant Pilot Project

Summary

This is a project designed to reduce the teaching workload of the SUA academic staff and the use of part-time lectures from other institutes, due to the increasing class sizes and enrolments in recent years. iAGRI is therefore assisting SUA to implement the program of engaging postgraduate students as teaching assistants by providing payment and refurbishing the TA’s offices.. This has been sought as an effort of alleviating the shortage of teaching staff at SUA

Current Status

Under iAGRI support, the QAPB conducted a sensitization seminar on 21 February, 2015 to create awareness on the existence of the TA program and iAGRI support. Two departments have already fully engaged the graduate students – the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology and the Development Studies Institute. The Department of Animal Science and Production is in the final stages.

Key Actors at SUA

The Quality Assurance and Promotion Bureau (QAPB) under the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic

iAGRI Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Lilian E. Mpinga

Project Timing

Start date of the first
‘Conversation that Matters’:
August, 2012


Overall Completion

Stage 1 – Conversations That Matter

iAGRI and SUA agreed to initiated a TA program which iAGRI supports funding.SUA agreed to develop a proposal adressing a need for this program in 2012.

SUA through the DVC academic submitted a proposal to iAGRI and the TA activities initiated in 2013 by identifying 6 pilot departments to kick start.

Stage 2 – Ways That Work

The QAPB and iAGRI conducted a sensatization seminar on 21 February, 2015 to create awareness on the existence of the TA program and iAGRI support.

Two departments and one institute responded after the sensatization seminar,they d have already engaged the postgraduate students to serve as TAs.

Stage 3 -Changes That Sustain

 

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