CHEM 601 
Tentative Schedule - Fall 2005 
1 Credit, Pass-Fail

Hal White
203 Brown Laboratory
halwhite at

Time & Place:
The class meets Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:15 A.M. in 236 Alison Hall. In addition, the course is coupled to the annual TA Conference sponsored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and departmental TA Orientation sessions during the week before classes start.  The tentative course schedule appears below. Based on TA needs, the topics and their order are subject to change on request to the instructor with a week's notice. The first 10 to 15 minutes of each class will be available to discuss events of note from teaching laboratories during the previous week.

August 22 to 29, 2005

   3:00 - 5:00 PM, Tues, Aug 23 
   9:00 - 11:00 AM, Thurs, Aug 25 

TA Conference
Biology TA Orientation Session
Chemistry TA Orientation Sessions
Joint Biology-Chemistry TA Sessions (110 Memorial Hall)
      Roles and Importance of Being a Teaching Assistant
      TA Videos from Clemson University 
August 30 No Class
September 6 Getting Started - Dealing with the Essentials
September 13 Making Laboratories Relevant and Interesting - 
Stimulating Attitudes of Inquiry
      Completed Checklist of TA Instructional Duties Due
September 20 Tests, Rubrics, and Grading 
      TA Tips for Grading
September 27 Preparing for a Future Laboratory 
October 4 Preparing for Future a Laboratory continued
October 11 Ethics and Dealing with Academic Dishonesty 
October 18 Personality Types and Teaching
      Assignment-On-line test to determine your personality type
The Art of Questioning to Improve Student Learning 
      Bloom's Taxonomy & Questioning Skills
October 25 Changing Students and Changing TAs - Developmental Models 
      The Perry Scheme
Conceptual Understanding

      Chemistry Misconceptions
      Chemistry Concept Tests
      Physical Science Concepts in Biology
November 1 Entering Mentoring Part I
November 8 Entering Mentoring Part II
University of Wisconsin mentoring Seminar
November 15 Evaluation of TA Teaching Case Studies (Assignment Due)
November 22 Assignment - Please read the linked articles below on
Cooperative Learning in the Laboratory 
       Example from Biology
       Example from Organic Chemistry
November 29 Semester Review - What would you do differently next time?
Course Evaluation

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Created 6 August 2002, Last updated 13 November 2005 by Hal White [halwhite at].
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