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Lesley B. Olswang
SPHSC 563
Seattle Campus

Instructional Development Forum

Emphasizes instructional techniques and issues as they relate to teaching in the discipline of communication sciences and its disorders. Topics include course development, grading, student-faculty relations, teaching methods, and diversity. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.

Class description

This course is designed to provide students with general and specific information regarding teaching at the college/university level. The course will expose students to University of Washington teaching resources and provide opportunities to learn about instructional techniques and issues as they relate to teaching in the discipline of communication sciences and its disorders. Guest speakers, panel presentations, group discussions will be included in the course delivery. Students will be expected to be actively engaged in both the teaching and learning of material. Students will be required to complete two assignments during the year. One assignment will be to investigate and lead a class discussion on a topic related to teaching and of particular interest to the student. The other assignment will be to develop and write a short essay regarding the student's philosophy of teaching. The course is designed to not only provide opportunities to increase knowledge and skills in regards to teaching, but also as a forum for students to share personal experiences and insights related to teaching and learning.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Doctoral student or teaching assistant status.

Class assignments and grading

Two assignments as described above.

Completion of all required assignments.


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.
Last Update by Lesley B. Olswang
Date: 09/24/2009