Introduction to College Teaching (16:186:855)

The Introduction to College Teaching seminar will explore a wide range of issues pertaining to higher education and college teaching. Weekly topics include:

  • developing a philosophy of teaching
  • multiple roles of the faculty member
  • civic education
  • an overview of higher education in the United States
  • testing and grading
  • assessment and outcomes
  • technology in the classroom
  • teaching large classes
  • motivating students

Introduction to College Teaching will help prepare you for your roles as a future faculty member. The intensive experience will enhance your employment marketability, strengthen your pedagogical skills and your knowledge of higher education. Some readings will be required, along with attendance and participation. The seminar will appear on your transcript, but will incur no additional fees and will not be graded. It will meet the first twelve weeks of the semester for two hours.

Spring 2016
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Scott Hall 119
College Avenue Campus

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Special permission numbers become available in November.

For further information or to receive a special permission number, please contact the TA Project.