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.
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
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
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.