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Seminar in College Teaching Course - GC 592
In Fall 2016, pending final approval, the Graduate College will begin to offer the Seminar in College Teaching, GC 592. Created by John Coumbe-Lilley, who developed the courses in our new campus certificate program, GC 592 will cover a range of topics pertinent to the future of teaching, learning, and assessment in college education. The seminar extends the appreciation and insight of the role of a college educator based on the experiences of invited presenters from the field and emerging trends affecting the role, expectations, and delivery of college education.
The course is open to degree-seeking students in the Graduate College, with priority given to those with active TA or adjunct appointments. The course carries 3 hours of credit, runs for 16 weeks, and is graded Satifactory/Unsatisfactory.
GC 592 is eligible to be used as a free elective; however, some programs may not allow the credit hours to be used toward degree requirements. Students are advised to confer with their Director of Graduate Studies, if this is a concern.
- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a college educator.
- Comprehend the range of complementary methods of teaching in Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences.
- Consider alternative approaches to course planning and preparation.
- Recognize the impact of technology on teaching, learning, and assessment.
- Relate the range of student engagement techniques to diverse student populations.
- Use the knowledge to make a professional development plan.
(Subject to change.)
- What is your field and why do you love it?
- What made you start teaching?
- How does your teaching in your field make the world a better place?
- What was your first semester/year of teaching like?
- What were the toughest hurdles you faced in your early teaching career?
- What have been your greatest successes as a college teacher?
- What are your favorite ways to engage diverse student populations?
- What have students taught you about teaching?
- What are three things you recommend prospective college educators do to prepare themselves to teach in higher education?
- What legacy do you hope to leave through your teaching?