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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Elizabeth Gillstrom, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Stephen Looney, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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Maureen Templeman, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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INSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES IN CREATING AN ITA HANDBOOK
Brandon J. King, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

State universities in Florida and elsewhere in the United States are charged to monitor and credential an ever-growing population of (international) teaching assistants (ITAs) as they adjust to new, challenging funding models that favor student employment over expanding the tenure pool. This presents challenges to both the university and those being credentialed, especially ITAs, in meeting many hiring and credentialing hurdles, such as demonstrations of English proficiency. This article explores the rationale for and creation of an ITA handbook at a large southern U.S. university to help meet these requirements from an institutional perspective. Read More

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PERCEPTIONS OF ITAS
Elise Geither, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

One of the gaps in research on international teaching assistants (ITAs) is research that focuses on the perceptions of the ITAs themselves. A simple search reveals more on what research exists and how ITAs perceive their experiences at U.S. universities. Read More

BLOOM'S AFFECTIVE DOMAIN & ESOL EDUCATORS IN HIGHER ED AND ADULT ED
Alex Monceaux, TIEP at Lamar, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA & Jahnette Wilson, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Contemporary sciences indicate the importance of a learner’s affective domain over the cognitive domain as a better indicator of success than intellectual ability. This study explored characteristics of ESOL higher education and adult education educators training, knowledge, perception, and use of Bloom’s affective domain. This is an abbreviation of a longer article submitted for publication. Read More

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