ITSC 8665

Graduate Teaching Seminar

Participants: PhD students.


Course Objectives

This course guides you through a Teaching Experience that is meant to inform and prepare you for careers in the professoriate. You are required to successfully complete minimum one semester of this course as well as all other activities related to the Teaching Experience. Also, you are encouraged to complete two semesters of this course.

All students taking the course are required to build their TEACHING PORTFOLIOS which should document the development of knowledge and skills about teaching and learning over time as well as personal responses to classroom experiences. The portfolios may include course syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, assignments, examples of student work and course evaluations, and reflections on steps taken to enhance teaching effectiveness. The portfolio should provide a way for PhD students to present a portrait of themselves as teachers for personal development as well as to provide a core of material to be used in their future applications for faculty positions, as increasingly, teaching portfolios are a required part of application processes at many institutions.

Experimental Classroom at UNC-Charlotte

Experimental Classroom at UNC-Charlotte

Student Presentations:

Each student is required to read two papers in teaching area and present them in a class. If you prefer to present only one paper, you can attend one of the workshops organized by UNCC Assessment Academy [] and present in a class what it covered
Papers, for instance, can be chosen from the journals listed below. They have to be approved by ITSC 8665 instructor.

Class meetings:

August 31, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9

Time: 14:00 - 15:15pm
Location: Woodward 130

To Complete the Seminar Class:

1. Present two papers
2. Attend all meetings
3. Build your own website which has sections on teaching/research/service
4. Attend minimum one seminar offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning [] and submit a short report on what was covered in that seminar by April 27.

Instructor:       Zbigniew W. Ras

Office: Location: Woodward Hall 430C
Telephone: 704-687-8574

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