Learning “with” Students vs. Doing “for” Students

Learning “with” Students vs. Doing “for” Students

The following Faculty Focus blog post highlights the distinction between designing courses “with” as opposed to “for” their respective college student populations.  This course development perspective largely informs the nature of learner-focused objectives and assessments outlined in course syllabi.  

In light of course syllabus development, please remember that the TA Project offers a college teaching professional development course entitled Designing Your Own Course(16:186:856), every fall semester at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.  The purpose of the course is to support graduate students in designing a course that they may someday teach.  This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis and available to students with at least two semesters of college teaching experience (or successfully completed Introduction to College Teaching 186:855).  Designing Your Own Course will be offered on Wednesdays, 4:30p-6:30p on the College Avenue Campus during the Fall 2013 semester.

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Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

Summer greetings, TAP Blog Followers!

As you prepare for your fall teaching load during the summer season, check out the following essay from Inside HigherEd on Duke University’s interactive Epic Course Design tool used in developing course syllabi based on direct undergraduate student feedback.  What forms and sources of student insight do you incorporate in your syllabus design process?   

In light of course syllabus development, please remember that the TA Project offers a college teaching professional development course entitled Designing Your Own Course (16:186:856), every fall semester at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.  The purpose of the course is to support graduate students in designing a course that they may someday teach.  This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis and available to students with at least two semesters of college teaching experience (or successfully completed Introduction to College Teaching 186:855).  Designing Your Own Course will be offered on Wednesdays, 4:30p-6:30p on the College Avenue Campus during the Fall 2013 semester.

Insights on Teaching a Summer Course

Insights on Teaching a Summer Course

Check out the following GradHacker blog post from Inside Higher Education providing helpful recommendations on planning and facilitating a college course during the summer season.