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Angela R Linse
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

Spring Quarter GRDSCH 630: Exploring Faculty Careers

This course is designed for graduate students in any discipline who are considering careers as faculty members. Through a series of speakers, readings, and other activities, students become familiar with some of the attributes, values, and traditions of American higher education, faculty roles and responsibilities, and how they vary in across different kinds of colleges and universities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This is a highly interactive course. The primary learning and teaching method is discussion and we use a combination of whole-class and small-group discussion. Feedback from previous students indicates that the cross-disciplinary interaction is one of the most valuable aspects of the course. Students will also engage in a number of peer-review activities.

Recommended preparation

None.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly, brief, reading assingments, occasional web-search assignments, and two brief writing assignments.

Course is graded Credit/No Credit only. Students are expected to participate in discussion and other in-course activities and to complete final assignment.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Angela R Linse
Date: 03/23/2004