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Fall 2012: The College Classroom
Note the change in course meeting dates.
In this CIRTL Network course, students will learn the basics of effective teaching as well as ideas in the forefront of college education. Students will explore their teaching philosophy, design a course curriculum, learn how to monitor and investigate the effectiveness of the learning environment, and explore what it means to create an inclusive classroom environment that engages all learners.
An emphasis on a learning-centered classroom will provide students with a perspective that highlights the interconnected cycle of teaching, assessment, and learning such that they become reflective practitioners, viewing their classroom as sites for ongoing research into their own teaching.
Open to graduate students in all STEM disciplines wishing to pursue college/university teaching.
- Course type: Online web-conference, synchronous graduate seminar
- Instructor: Beth Simon, University of California, San Diego, Director, Center for Teaching Development, and Peter Newbury, University of California, San Diego, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Development
- Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 - December 11
- Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET / 12:00pm-2:00pm CT / 11:00am-1:00pm MT / 10:00am-12:00pm PT
- Credits: Two credits. Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer.
- Format: This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- To enter the classroom, go to the Blackboard Collaborate page and click on CIRTL Course Log in
- To enter the moodle site for the course, please click on Moodle in the CIRTL Cafe box and click log in on the top right of the moodle homepage. Once you are logged into Moodle, please click on Fall 2012: The College Classroom. You must be logged into the site to see the CIRTL Cafe box
This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- Individual access to a computer in a quiet location with a high-speed internet connection
- Hardware: http://www.cirtl.net/courses/equipment
- Skype: Skype is used as a back-up connection system. If students have problems connecting to the Blackboard Collaborate room they can then contact the instructor or other facilitators to troubleshoot. Instructors may also require that students meet outside of class in Blackboard Collaborate to complete assignments (varies from course to course)
- This course will use Blackboard Collaborate to connect students via web-conference. Blackboard Collaborate requires that your computer have a compatible Java software version installed on your computer. Click here to test your system's compatibility
Once registration begins, we will accept applications on a first-come first-served basis with students from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ant Network institutions given priority. In order to accommodate as many institutions as possible, we will only accept one applicant from each institution. Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list. We will accept people from the waiting list, as space allows.
View a sample of the course registration form.
We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.
Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer. The course work is equivalent to a 2-credit course. Students are expected to complete all work regardless of the number of credits they receive for the course. Graduate students are encouraged to work with their local CIRTL Network campus leaders or advisors to receive independent study credit. Credits offered by the host campuses will vary. Students taking the course for credit will be required to submit a grade report form to the instructor early in the semester.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this course, contact Robin Greenler: rgreenler AT wisc.edu