CHEM 601 
Tentative Schedule - Fall 2009 
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 208 Gore 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 24 to 28, 2009

Wed, Aug 26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
208 Gore Hall

TA Conference
Biology TA Orientation Session
Chemistry TA Orientation Sessions

Joint Biology-Chemistry TA Sessions
(208 Gore Hall)
      Roles and Importance of Being a Teaching Assistant
      TA Videos from Clemson University
September 8
Making Laboratories Relevant and Interesting - Stimulating Attitudes of Inquiry
      Purposes of Science Laboratories
September 15 Tests, Rubrics, and Grading 
      TA Tips for Grading
Completed Checklist of TA Instructional Duties Due
September 22
Preparing for a Future Laboratory -I
September 29
Preparing for a Future Laboratory -II
October 6
Ethics and Dealing with Academic Dishonesty
      Revision of 9/22 assignment due
      Ethics cases in General Chemistry
     Read this article before class - J. Res. Sci. Teaching 41(1) 47-64 (2004)
October 13
Personality Types and Teaching
      Assignment-On-line test to determine your personality type
October 20
The Art of Questioning to Improve Student Learning 
      Bloom's Taxonomy & Questioning Skills
October 27 Changing Students and Changing TAs - Developmental Models 
      The Perry Scheme
November 3
Motivating Students to Learn
      Motivation Applied to Teaching
November 10 Conceptual Understanding
      Biology Misconceptions
      Biology Concept Tests
      Chemistry Misconceptions
      Chemistry Concept Tests
      Physical Science Concepts in Biology
November 17 Entering Mentoring Part I
November 24 Entering Mentoring Part II
University of Wisconsin mentoring Seminar
December 1
Evaluation of TA Teaching Case Studies (Assignment Due)
December  8
Semester Review - What would you do differently next time?
Looking to the Future- Scientific Teaching, Science 304, 521 (2004)
Course Evaluation

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