Whether you are a math professor who wades through handwritten solutions to weed out the arithmetical error from the failure to understand or the comp professor weighing the relative demerits of comma splices against poor organization, here are some hard-won insights that might help you in your task.
It’s uncomfortable to feel like a fraud. If misery loves company, perhaps it helps to know you are not alone. But on those days when that simple fig leaf of assurance isn’t quite enough to gird you for your class, keep these things in mind.
If you are considering using social media in your classes, here are some things you should keep in mind.
At what point does your job end and your private life begin? Start off on the right foot by paying close attention to policies and the larger responsibilities that underpin them.
If you cultivate an interest in your students’ experience, you’ll create ties with them, and over time you’ll have a better idea about what they need to know.
Effective norms will have a core of expectations the professor provides and additional norms the students include. Make sure to distribute and apply these expectations.
We had a request come to us through Ask IDT, and to accommodate the request, we modified the University Blackboard template.
Accessibility conversations can get a little scary. We could talk about Harvard and MIT finding themselves in court over free online classes, (and here). I could tell you about Miami University and Penn State, or you could have a look at these recent settlements and pick your own. There are serious things we must consider regarding serving students with disabilities. But right now, I think the best thing to do is to talk about Santa.
Are you working on a syllabus for a 500 or 600 level course at Wichita State? If so, remember to include additional outcomes and assignments for graduate students who are taking your course. This is a required step unless the catalog restricts enrollment in your class to undergraduates only.