CHEM 601 (Section 10) and BISC 603 (Section 10)
Tentative Schedule - Fall 2014 
1 Credit, Pass-Fail

Instructors:  Hal White (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

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 and Assessment of Learning 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.

Tues. Aug. 19, 1:30-4:00 PM
219 Brown Lab

Wed. Aug. 20, 2014, 1:00-4:00 PM Clayton Hall

Thurs, Aug 21, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
205 Brown Lab

Joint Biology-Chemistry TA Sessions (205 Brown Lab)
      Roles and Importance of Being a Teaching Assistant TA Videos from Clemson University

TA Conference
  at Clayton Hall

Chemistry TA Orientation Sessions

August 26
No Class
September 2
How to Succeed in My New Job (TA)? 
TA Tale for Today - Father Professor

      Purposes of Science Laboratories
September 9
What are the Goals of Undergraduate Laboratory Courses?
TA Tale for Today - Do We Really Need to Understand This?

September 16
Is it Possible to Grade Fairly? TA Tips for Grading
Completed Checklist of TA Instructional Duties Due
September 23
How to Ask Questions that get Students to Think about What They are Doing?
(Dr. White asking questions on YouTube)

      Bloom's Taxonomy & Questioning Skills
September 30
Is What was Done Really THAT Bad?
      Ethics cases in General Chemistry
     Insight into student laboratory ethics  - J. Res. Sci. Teaching 41(1) 47-64 (2004)
October 7
How to Deal with Disruptive Behavior and Unexpected Events.
      Assignment-On-line test to determine your personality type
October 14
How Do Students Develop Intellectually? 
      The Perry Scheme
October 21
Why Don't Students Seem to Understand?
Two short videos "Minds of our Own" and "A Private Universe".
      Youtube Video on Ten Common Biology Misconceptions
      Biology Concept Tests
      Chemistry Misconceptions
      Chemistry Concept Tests
      Physical Science Concepts in Biology
October 28
Why Aren't They Interested?
Motivation Applied to Teaching
      Youtube video of, "Teaching Teaching, Understanding Understanding" shown in class
November 4 Election Day, No Classes.
November 11 Entering Mentoring
Who Helped Me and How Can I Help others?  Mentoring
University of Wisconsin mentoring Seminar
November 18
Evaluation of TA Teaching Case Studies (Assignment Due)
November 25
No Class, Thanksgiving Break
December  2
Course Evaluation 
Scientific Teaching, Science 304, 521 (2004)

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Created 6 August 2002, Last update 4 August 2014 by Hal White [halwhite at].
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