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GEOG 695c Preparing
Future Faculty: College Teaching
10:00 -10:50 pm
SPRING 2011 (1 unit)
(Geography Conference Room)
School of Geography & Development / Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
208 West Stadium Phone: 621-6466
email@example.com Office hours:
Wed 2-3:30 pm or by email appt
School of Geography & Development
Office: 409 Harvill Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Mondays 10
am - noon
Consultant: Robin A. Lewis
Wednesdays 10:00 -10:50 pm in
This 1-unit course is designed to introduce graduate students to
pedagogical theory, skills, practice and technological tools that can be
implemented in the college classroom and other learning environments.
Through short readings, discussions, demonstrations and hands-on practice,
we will address such issues as: learning philosophies, cognitive skills,
learning styles, course design logistics, learner-centered activities,
assessment tools, teaching technology, classroom dynamics, and ethics.
Students will design and critique their own course materials and gain
practical experience in presenting their material in a collegial setting.
- You will reflect on your own
learning experience and contrast it with other learning styles in the context of
different pedagogical philosophies.
- You will design sample course
materials (e.g., syllabus, learning objectives, assessment tools, and
- You will evaluate a
variety of instructional approaches and select appropriate formats for
different content, learning styles, settings, and student skill sets.
- You will critique the advantages and
disadvantages of electronic course management system tools and various classroom learning technologies.
- You will evaluate methods to critique and document the
effectiveness of your teaching.
- You will identify relevant policies and logistics
related to teaching a course at the University
of Arizona and know where to find them -- including guidelines and suggested strategies for dealing with
classroom behavior, student crises, special needs, and violations of the
Code of Academic Integrity.
ASSESSMENT, GRADING, & ABSENCE POLICY:
You are expected to attend every
class, prepare required readings and assignments, and actively
participate in class discussions and activities. Grades will be assigned
on the basis of these expectations using a grading rubric that will be
designed collaboratively by instructor and students as a class exercise.
READINGS & REQUIRED MATERIALS:
Tools for Teaching, 2nd edition by Barbara Cross Davis (2009).
Available in the ASUA Bookstore $53.50 NEW /
$40.25 USED It's shelved under Soc 596c-001. You may be able
to find a better price online. The Geography Dept may have loaner copies
Additional readings will be available on the
class webpage as linked webpages or password-protected PDF files.
Students will need computer access to complete the assignments.
OTHER COURSE GUIDELINES & POLICIES
unavoidable problems require you to miss a class, arrangements can be
made to make-up an absence.
All holidays or
special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those
students who show affiliation with that particular religion.
Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean's designee)
will be honored.
A synopsis of the University of Arizona's Code of Academic Integrity can
be found at:
http://dos.web.arizona.edu/uapolicies/ You are
responsible for knowing it, understanding it, and adhering to it.
contained in the course syllabus, other than the grade and absence
policies, may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as
deemed appropriate by the instructor