Graduate Teaching Seminar
Course Objectives and
588 is intended to help new teaching assistants in the College of
Engineering become more effective in their teaching.
The course will be conducted in an action-oriented, discussion format. Since we all learn by doing, students will have opportunities
both in class and via assignments to try out what we discuss in class.
Class participation is expected, and a portion of the grade will be tied
to in-class participation.
An important component of this course is an
in-class observation of one or more actual class/lab sessions for which the
student is responsible. Prior to
observation, the student will be required to submit a lesson plan for that
session (learning goals, problems to solve, theories to understand, etc.).
A consultation will follow each observation.
More details on scheduling observations and consultations will be
discussed in class.
The course grade is based upon completion of assignments, class attendance, and participation. An “A” will be earned if all assignments are completed in a professional and high-qualitye manner, and attendance and participation is satisfactory. The student is allowed one excused absence without penalty. Subsequent or unexcused absences will result in a drop of one-half letter grade.