Math 700.01: Teaching Workshop for Graduate Students
Fall 2007 Syllabus
Instructor: Eric Hsu, TH 932, email@example.com , AOL IM:
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10-3:25, BH
Office Hours: Tu 12-2 and by appointment.
Web Pages: This syllabus and
GTA Frequently Asked
Questions are linked at http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu
Goals and Background. The goal of this workshop is
for graduate student instructors to develop and refine their
teaching. Teaching is not only presentation, but it is also course
planning, classroom decision making and post-instruction
reflection. We will work on these skills in the context of the
classes we are teaching. A secondary goal is for us to contribute
to an archive of our experiences in the classroom for ourselves and
Assessment. All required activities listed above
will be assessed for quality, effort and timeliness and count
equally towards your final grade.
- Active participation in class
- Conscientious response to class assignments
- Regular posts to an online mailing list
- One videotaping and reflection on the tape
Class Assignments. This will include activities to
try in your classroom, visiting each other's classes, and weekly
readings, as well as the weekly e-mail posts.
Online Mailing List Discussions. We have set up a
mailing list where you can post regular reflections on your
teaching and on how your class is going. The list is restricted to
class members and GTA supervisors.
Online Posting Requirements. Each week, you need
to post at least one main post by Thursday, and at least two
comments on other's posts by class time, Tuesday.
Videotape. We will arrange for one of your classes
to be videotaped. This sounds scary, but keep in mind that your
students can see you anyway. We will ask you to share a five-minute
segment of your choice from the tape. We will give you a short list
of questions to help you reflect on your entire tape.
Religious Holidays. Reasonable accommodations will
be made for you to observe religious holidays when such observances
require you to be absent from class activities. It is your
responsibility to inform the instructor during the first two weeks
of class, in writing, about such holidays.