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Wayne Jacobson
GRDSCH 630
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in College/University Teaching

Interdisciplinary discussion of topics related to college/university teaching, with an emphasis on innovative teaching and preparing for faculty careers. Designed to address topics across disciplines, as a complement to discipline-specific courses offered in departments. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This course is designed for graduate students who are interested in becoming college or university professors. The central focus of the course is on teaching and learning. Readings and discussions for this course will address

(1) planning and teaching classes in ways that promote and assess student learning (2) assessing your own teaching and planning for future development as a teacher (3) developing a teaching portfolio as a means to reflect on and document your work as a teacher, both for your own future reference and for the purpose of communicating it to others

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Class assignments and grading

This course is 2 credits, graded on a Credit / No Credit basis. To receive Credit, complete assignments and participate in class sessions.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Wayne Jacobson
Date: 01/12/2009