iCATT: Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advancing TA Training

The interdisciplinary Consortium for Advancing TA Training (iCATT) was established in 2008-2009. We are a group of NC State faculty dedicated to supporting the needs of graduate teaching assistants and all graduate students who are interested in learning how to teach effectively.  Our collaboration allows us to share resources, discuss ideas, and engage in scholarly activities to improve the quality of TA training and development on our campus. Contact us if you are interested in participating in iCATT or would like more information.

Our goals:

  • To advance training opportunities, programs, and resources to support the development of graduate students
  • To improve the educational experience for undergraduate students at NCSU
  • To increase awareness of the importance of effective TA training and development

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iCATT Scholars:
iCATT Scholars provide leadership for TA training and development:

Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Teaching Programs, The Graduate School and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education

Dr. Miriam Ferzli, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Tamah Morant, Director of Graduate Programs & Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Ms. Sarah Egan Warren, Senior Lecturer & Assistant Director of the Professional Writing Program, Department of English. Read how the CoAT program has been adapted for TAs in PWP.

Dr. Brenda Burns-Williams, Lecturer, Mathematics Department

Dr. Molly Fenn, Teaching Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department

Dr. Ginger Yu, Teaching Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Publications, Presentations, & News Articles: (chronological)

Ferzli, M., Morant, T., Honeycutt, B., Egan Warren, S., Fenn, M., & Burns-Williams, B. (May 2012). "Conceptualizing Graduate Teaching Assistant Development Through Stages of Concern." Working Theories for TA and ITA Development. New Forums Press.

Ferzli, M., Morant, T., Honeycutt, B., Egan Warren, S., Fenn, M., & Burns-Williams, B. (April 2012). “Conceptualizing Graduate Teaching Assistant Development Through Stages of Concern.” Office of Faculty Development’s second annual Teaching and Learning Symposium. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Ferzli, M., Morant, T., Honeycutt, B., Egan Warren, S., Fenn, M., & Burns-Williams, B. (February 23-26, 2012). “The Changing Needs of Graduate Students:  How to Assess the Non-Academic Needs of Your Students.” Presented at the 41st Annual Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Meeting. Jacksonville, Florida.

Sarah Egan Warren's Course Enriches Communication Skills for Engineering Students
(The Technician, Jan. 10, 2012)

Ferzli, M., Morant, T., Honeycutt, B., Egan Warren, S., Fenn, M., & Burns-Williams, B. (2011) "iCATT: Collaborating to prepare and support Graduate Teaching Assistants Office of Faculty Development." Poster presentation at the Office of Faculty Development's first annual Teaching and Learning Symposium. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Honeycutt, B., Ferzli, M., Morant, T., & Egan Warren, S. (2011). An interdisciplinary approach to address challenges of graduate TA training. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development. New Forums Press.

CHASS E-Newsletter (May 2009) - Students in the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English were recognized for completing the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program.

New Program is Helping Economics Graduate TAs Strengthen Classroom Skills (December 16, 2008)

Honeycutt, B., Ferzli, M., Morant, T., & Egan Warren, S. (August 21, 2008). Inspiring Graduate Teaching Assistants to Pursue Excellence in Teaching. Innovation in Instruction, 5th Annual Summer Conference, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina.