Through the Lead Network, the GTP supports discipline-specific teacher training activities in seven schools and colleges and in over 45 graduate programs on the Boulder campus. The Director of the Graduate Teacher Program supervises the Lead Network and the Lead Coordinators. The Lead Coordinators supervise the Leads.
During the training, leads from related disciplines form small working teams which meet and work together throughout the year. The teams provide an interdisciplinary context to TA training activities throughout the year and promote the sharing of useful and interesting ideas between departments.
The first goal of the Lead Network is to develop the leads themselves as future professionals by providing them with an understanding of and experience in:
The second goal of the program is to help leads improve the environment and training for teaching assistants in their home departments in order to improve classroom teaching in undergraduate courses.
Leads are selected by their departmental faculty and are trained by and report to the director of the Graduate Teacher Program.