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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Karen E. Kasonic
T C 597
Seattle Campus

Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication

Readings in pedagogical theory of technical communication and discussion of practical applications. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: concurrent teaching appointment or permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Autumn and winter quarter, the focus is on teaching TC 231 or TC 333 for the first time. Discussion of assignments, common issues in teaching, etc. Typical topics are: facilitating discussion, dealing with difficult students, working with students during office hours, grading writing assignments. During spring quarter, the focus switches to building a teaching portfolio.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Weekly meetings are in seminar/discussion format. CR/NC only.

Recommended preparation

Concurrent teaching appointment, usually 231/333. Spring quarter (developing a teaching portfolio) may be of interested to instructors teaching any TC course.

Class assignments and grading

No grades, but all meetings must be attended to recieve credit. MSTC students cannot count 597 credits towards their degrees. PhD students may be able to count 597 credits, please consult your committee chair.


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 Karen E. Kasonic
Date: 03/07/2006