First Time in the College Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Assistants, Instructors, and New Professors at All Colleges and Universities

First Time in the College Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Assistants, Instructors, and New Professors at All Colleges and Universities

by Mary C. Clement
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607095246

ISBN-13: 9781607095248

Pub. Date: 07/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

People who teach in higher education are subject matter specialists, but they often have little preparation in how to teach. This book presents the knowledge base of college teaching in a user-friendly, easy-to-read, yet well-researched format. From sample syllabi to the creation of an effective grading scale, this book covers critically important aspects of

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People who teach in higher education are subject matter specialists, but they often have little preparation in how to teach. This book presents the knowledge base of college teaching in a user-friendly, easy-to-read, yet well-researched format. From sample syllabi to the creation of an effective grading scale, this book covers critically important aspects of organizing and teaching your curriculum. Suggestions for preparing for the first day of the semester will make all semesters run more smoothly. Chapters about building positive student relationships, student incivility, and academic integrity provide insights about today's students, their backgrounds, and their expectations. Using techniques presented in the book for instructional management, instructors can have productive classes where students achieve success. If you teach traditional or online courses in a community college, private college, or large public university, this book needs to be on your reading list. The topics, strategies, and methods presented will not only help you to improve your courses, but will also help you to keep your job and obtain tenure. Reading this book is the equivalent of taking a course in how to teach in higher education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607095248
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Getting a College Teaching Job and Expectations Chapter 3 A Successful First day of the Semester Chapter 4 Organizing the Curriculum Chapter 5 Lessons, Assignments, and Grading Criteria Chapter 6 Grading Policies and Test Writing Chapter 7 Methods for Teaching with Active Learning: Questions, Discussions, and Group Work Chapter 8 Online, Blended, and Technology-Enhanced teaching Chapter 9 Today's Students, Your Relationship with Them, and Helping Them Achieve Success Chapter 10 Instructional Management That Improves Student Behaviors 11 Earning Promotion and Tenure 12 Career Stages

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