Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Graduate Sociology Student Teachers' Association (GSSTA)

Listserve Information: http://lists.luc.edu/listinfo/gssta
For more information email: Kristin Blakely

Description: The GSSTA is composed of graduate sociology students at Loyola University Chicago. The group functions as a forum for students interested in teaching and especially for those who are currently teaching either at Loyola or another college and those working as teaching assistants to discuss teaching-related issues. We meet once every three weeks on the Loyola Lakeshore Campus, Damen Hall, 9th floor meeting room. The group also communicates over a listserve. The group provides a network of support and resources for students to swap teaching ideas and materials, engage in discussion around logistical and pedagogical teaching issues, and to learn from each others' experiences.

Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3445
Fax: (773) 508-7099

Recommended Books:

  • McKeachie, W.J. (2002). Teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers (11th ed.). United States of America: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Nilson, L.B. (1998). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Palmer, P.J. (1998). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Wankat, P.C. (2002). The effective, efficient professor: Teaching, scholarship and service. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
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