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PSYC 6810 syllabus SUM2011

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									                                                                       Summer 2011
     PSYC 6810:                                    Instructor                           Contact Info

     Practicum in
                                             Christyn Dolbier, Ph.D.               Office: Rawl Annex 141
                                              Associate Professor                   Phone: 252-328-2119
                                                                                  Email: DolbierC@ecu.edu

       Teaching                                  Teaching Assistant                      Contact Info
                                                  Taylor Rush, M.A.                 Office: Rawl Annex 139
      Psychology                                   Doctoral student                  Phone: 252-328-4213
                                                                              Email: RushT08@students.ecu.edu



Course Description
In this course, you will assist assigned faculty members in all aspects of course instruction, including lesson
plans, course delivery systems, provision of class lectures, and design of student evaluations across face-to-face
and online formats. This practicum supports your first psychology undergraduate teaching experience, and
provides feedback to help you develop your teaching skills.

Course Materials
 Distance education students will need a webcam, headset with microphone, and high speed internet
  (preferred) to participate in Centra web conferencing sessions.
 Face-to-face PSYC 1000 – Introductory Psychology class text and instructor materials (publisher will mail
  you):
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   Myers, D. (2011). Exploring Psychology (8 Edition). Worth Publishers: New York, NY.
 Online PSYC 1000 – Introductory Psychology class text and PsychPortal access (publisher will provide
  online):
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   Gray, P. (2011). Psychology (6 edition). Worth Publishers: New York.

Grading
Component                              Percent        Points                      Total points    Grade
Studentship                            20%            100                         450-500         A = 90-100%
            st
PSYC 1000 1 chapter                    20%            100                         400-449         B = 80-89%
            nd
PSYC 1000 2 chapter                    20%            100                         350-399         C = 70-79%
PSYC 1000 Exam & review                20%            100                         300-349         D = 60-69%
PSYC 1000 Discussion questions         20%            100                           0-299         F = 0-59%

For details on the breakdown of points for various components, see the “Grading rubric” document located on the
PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information.

Studentship
You will be rewarded for your studentship, which includes appropriate attendance, active participation, and
support for the work of others. This component of your grade will be based on your feedback on others' teaching
materials and practice presentations, and attendance in Global Classroom sessions.

 Feedback: You will provide feedback on a chapter lesson plan and PowerPoint “Display” presentation for two
  different students, and an exam key, table of specifications and exam review sheet for one student. In
  addition, you will attend and provide feedback on three other students’ practice presentations. Details about
  providing feedback are available in the “Providing feedback” document located on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard
  course under Course Information.

 Global Classroom sessions: Our class will meet in the Global Classroom (Science and Technology
  Complex room 144) throughout the semester so that each student has an opportunity to practice and obtain
  feedback about his/her teaching.
         The Global Classroom is a room designed for hybrid courses that has students attend both in person and
          online via Centra (a web conferencing program).
         We will be able to see and hear each other in this facility. A video of students who attend in person will be
          captured via a webcam in the Global Classroom and that video will be visible on the Centra program to
          students attending online. A video of students who attend online will be captured via their personal
          webcams and those videos will be visible on the Centra program to students attending in person in the
          Global Classroom and those attending online.
         All sessions will be recorded. There is a “playback” feature so that you may view recorded sessions later.
         You are encouraged to attend (or playback) all of the sessions as you will benefit from seeing other
          teaching styles. However, you are only required to attend four sessions (the first one that orients you to
          the Global Classroom and Centra, and three sessions in which classmates practice their teaching).
         Centra only allows four online attendees via webcam at one time, and others can attend but not be seen
          via webcam. This video display restriction necessitates the following policy:
           If you live in Greenville (Lehockey, Tippey), you must attend your practice session and sessions you
               are assigned to provide feedback on in person; any other sessions you would like to attend may be
               attended in person, online without a webcam, or by playing the sessions back.
           If you do not live in Greenville, you may attend all sessions online, but only your practice session and
               sessions you are assigned to provide feedback on using a webcam; any other sessions you would
               like to attend may be attended online without using a webcam, or by playing the sessions back.
         Before our first session, visit the Centra Resource Center website (https://www.ecu.edu/cs-
          itcs/centra/index.cfm) and explore the links under General Help, particularly the links to system
          verification (download needed software, check system requirements) and student reference (which has
          tips for getting started, a video tutorial).
         Here is the Centra login website: https://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/centra/centralogin.cfm.

             Date             Time                        Topic                                Attendees
        Tuesday, June      8:00-        Practice using webcam, microphone,          All
        14                 9:00am       Centra; introductions; orientation
        Wednesday,         8:00-        Dunlevy Chapter 1: Thinking Critically      Dunlevy, Lehockey, Tippey,
        June 15            9:00am       With Psychological Science                  Hingley
                                        presentation practice and feedback
        Thursday, June     8:00-        Hingley Chapter 8: Memory                   Hingley, Dunlevy, Burgin,
        16                 9:00am       presentation practice and feedback          Rodriguez
        Monday, June       8:00-        Magrinat Chapter 1: Thinking Critically     Magrinat, Lehockey, Dunlevy,
        20                 9:00am       With Psychological Science                  Burgin
                                        presentation practice and feedback
        Wednesday,         8:00-        Lehockey Chapter 5: Developing              Lehockey, Tippey, Magrinat,
        June 22            9:00am       Through the Life Span presentation          Rodriguez
                                        practice and feedback
        Thursday, June     8:00-        Rodriguez Chapter 5: Developing             Rodriguez, Magrinat, Howard,
        23                 9:00am       Through the Life Span presentation          Lightfoot
                                        practice and feedback
        Monday, June       8:00-        Lightfoot Chapter 8: Memory                 Lightfoot, Hingley, Howard,
        27                 9:00am       presentation practice and feedback          Burgin
        Wednesday,         8:00-        Burgin Chapter 11: Emotions, Stress,        Burgin, Lightfoot, Tippey,
        June 29            9:00am       and Health presentation practice and        Dunlevy
                                        feedback
        Thursday, June     8:00-        Tippey Chapter 13: Psychological            Tippey, Howard, Lehockey,
        30                 9:00am       Disorders presentation practice and         Rodriguez
                                        feedback
        Tuesday, July      8:00-        Howard Chapter 13: Psychological            Howard, Magrinat, Lightfoot,
        19                 9:00am       Disorders presentation practice and         Hingley
                                        feedback


PSYC 1000 – Introductory Psychology
This is a general survey course covering the fundamental principles underlying human behavior. You will be
assigned to teach two chapters in either Dr. Dolbier’s or Dr. Whitley’s face-to-face PSYC 1000 class. You will also
be assigned a set of discussion questions covering 2-4 chapters in Dr. Wuensch’s online PSYC 1000 class. There
will be approximately 25 undergraduate students enrolled in each PSYC 1000 class (the majority are freshmen
and sophomores; most have not declared a major and are likely taking the course to satisfy a general education
requirement).

 Common elements across PSYC 1000 courses:
   Dates: June 24 through July 29 (there is no class on July 4).
   PSYC 1000 Blackboard course: You will have access as instructors to Dr. Dolbier or Dr. Whitley’s PSYC
     1000 Blackboard course for the face-to-face PSYC 1000 class, and to Dr. Wuensch’s PSYC 1000
     Blackboard course for the online PSYC 1000 class. This will enable you to post documents and
     announcements, facilitate discussion boards, and submit grades. To enter a PSYC 1000 course, go to the
     Blackboard gateway (https://blackboard.ecu.edu/), login, and select the appropriate PSYC 1000 class (Dr.
     Dolbier, Whitley, or Wuensch). For further details on using Blackboard as an instructor, go to the following
     website: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/blackboard/faculty-support/. Once you enter the course, make sure Edit
     Mode in the upper right hand corner is set to “ON” to use the following features:
     o Announcements to post announcements for the students.
     o Course Documents to post your PowerPoint “Class Notes” and exam review sheet for the face-to-
         face course. Post “Class Notes” in the folder for the corresponding chapters. Post the exam review
         sheet in the exam review sheet folder.
     o Discussion Board to post your discussion questions and summary of the forum (in the online course).
     o Email to email students (Note: information about grades cannot be communicated via email or phone,
         only in person).
     o Grade Center to post exam and discussion question grades, and give credit for exam questions that
         students challenge.
   Student communication: You will be the point of contact for the students pertaining to the class section
     you are responsible for. This includes communications via Blackboard, email, and phone, as well as office
     hours.
   In-class time: In the face-to-face class, you will cover a section of the class which entails teaching two
     chapters and administering a corresponding exam across five class days. You will have four days (6
     hours) to cover material from your two chapters. On the fifth day, you will administer an exam covering
     your two assigned chapters.

 Dr. Dolbier’s face-to-face PSYC 1000 course:
   Time: Monday through Friday, 9:45-11:15
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   Location: Rawl Building, Room 204 on the 2 floor.
   Equipment: Rawl 204 is equipped with a projector, screen, speakers, and podium with a computer (with
      internet access and using Microsoft Office 2007). The podium is usually not locked, but if it is, you may
      obtain a key from the office staff in Rawl 104 or Rawl 129.
   Office hours: During the in-class days you are responsible for, you are expected to hold office hours from
      9-9:30 and 11:30-12 in Rawl Annex 139.

         Date                 Topic                                    Chapter                 Instructor
         June 23, Thur        Welcome and orientation                                          Dolbier
         June 24, Fri         Thinking Critically With Psychological   1                       Magrinat
                              Science
         June 27, Mon         Thinking Critically With Psychological   1                       Magrinat
                              Science
         June 28, Tue         The Biology of Mind                      2                       Magrinat
         June 29, Wed         The Biology of Mind                      2                       Magrinat
         June 30, Thur        Exam 1                                                           Magrinat
         July 1, Fri          Memory                                   8                       Hingley
         July 4, Mon          ECU holiday
         July 5, Tue          Memory                                   8                       Hingley
         July 6, Wed          Thinking, Language, and Intelligence     9                       Hingley
         July 7, Thur         Thinking, Language, and Intelligence     9                       Hingley
         July 8, Fri          Exam 2                                                           Hingley
         July 11, Mon         Developing Through the Life Span         5                       Lehockey
         July 12, Tue        Developing Through the Life Span           5                    Lehockey
         July 13, Wed        Learning                                   7                    Lehockey
         July 14, Thur       Learning                                   7                    Lehockey
         July 15, Fri        Exam 3                                                          Lehockey
         July 18, Mon        Emotions, Stress, and Health               11                   Burgin
         July 19, Tue        Emotions, Stress, and Health               11                   Burgin
         July 20, Wed        Social Psychology                          15                   Burgin
         July 21, Thur       Social Psychology                          15                   Burgin
         July 22, Fri        Exam 4                                                          Burgin
         July 25, Mon        Psychological Disorders                    13                   Tippey
         July 26, Tue        Psychological Disorders                    13                   Tippey
         July 27, Wed        Therapy                                    14                   Tippey
         July 28, Thur       Therapy                                    14                   Tippey
         July 29, Fri        Exam 5                                                          Tippey

 Dr. Whitley’s face-to-face PSYC 1000 course:
   Contact information: Office: Rawl 321, phone: 252-328-4101, email: whitleyth@ecu.edu.
   Time: Monday through Friday 11:30-1.
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   Location: Rawl Building, Room 102 on the 1 floor.
   Equipment: Rawl 102 is equipped with a projector, screen, speakers, and podium with a computer (with
      internet access and using Microsoft Office 2007) and a DVD player. The podium is usually not locked, but
      if it is, you may obtain a key from the office staff in Rawl 104 or Rawl 129.
   Office hours: During the in-class days you are responsible for, you are expected to hold office hours from
      10:45-11:15 and 1:15-1:45 in Rawl Annex 139.

                Date                        Topic                            Chapter           Instructor
         June 23, Thur       Welcome and orientation                                       Whitley
         June 24, Fri        Thinking Critically With               1                      Dunlevy
                             Psychological Science
         June 27, Mon        Thinking Critically With               1                      Dunlevy
                             Psychological Science
         June 28, Tue        The Biology of Mind                    2                      Dunlevy
         June 29, Wed        The Biology of Mind                    2                      Dunlevy
         June 30, Thur       Exam 1                                                        Dunlevy
         July 1, Fri         Memory                                 8                      Lightfoot
         July 4, Mon         ECU holiday
         July 5, Tue         Memory                                 8                      Lightfoot
         July 6, Wed         Thinking, Language, and Intelligence   9                      Lightfoot
         July 7, Thur        Thinking, Language, and Intelligence   9                      Lightfoot
         July 8, Fri         Exam 2                                                        Lightfoot
         July 11, Mon        Developing Through the Life Span       5                      Rodriguez
         July 12, Tue        Developing Through the Life Span       5                      Rodriguez
         July 13, Wed        Learning                               7                      Rodriguez
         July 14, Thur       Learning                               7                      Rodriguez
         July 15, Fri        Exam 3                                                        Rodriguez
         July 18, Mon        Emotions, Stress, and Health           11                     Whitley
         July 19, Tue        Emotions, Stress, and Health           11                     Whitley
         July 20, Wed        Social Psychology                      15                     Whitley
         July 21, Thur       Social Psychology                      15                     Whitley
         July 22, Fri        Exam 4                                                        Whitley
         July 25, Mon          Psychological Disorders                  13                          Howard
         July 26, Tue          Psychological Disorders                  13                          Howard
         July 27, Wed          Therapy                                  14                          Howard
         July 28, Thur         Therapy                                  14                          Howard
         July 29, Fri          Exam 5                                                               Howard

 Dr. Wuensch’s online PSYC 1000 course:
   Contact information: Office: Rawl 137A, phone: 252-328-9420, email: wuenschk@ecu.edu.
   PsychPortal: Dr. Wuensch is using both Blackboard and another online course site called PsychPortal.
      You will facilitate the discussion questions and enter grades on Blackboard, but the e-book version of the
      textbook and assignments you may want to link discussion questions to are available on PsychPortal.
      Here are the steps for accessing PsychPortal:
      o Go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/gray6e.php (Mac users need to use Firefox).
      o Enter your email address and the password which is:
           Burgin:                      3r7-69b-7aifbi69
           Dunlevy:                     3r7-69b-7aifdc6y
           Hingley:                     3r7-69b-7aifaw73
           Howard:                      3r7-69b-7aif8k68
           Lehockey:                    3r7-69b-7aif6k66
           Lightfoot:                   3r7-69b-7aifeu7y
           Magrinat:                    3r7-69b-7aif9d62
           Rodriguez:                   3r7-69b-7aiffw78
           Rush:                        3r7-69b-7aifcv74
           Tippey:                      3r7-69b-7aif7q6b
      o If this is your first course, the home page for the course will open. If you have multiple courses, your
          dashboard will open, which lists all the courses you have adopted. Click on the title to open it.
      o You’ll find everything you need to get started by clicking on the HELP icon in your PsychPortal
          course.

           Date        Discussion                           Topics                        Chapters       Instructor
                         question
                     responses due
                      st
         June 29,    1 set               History and scope of psychology; research       1-3           Lehockey,
         Wed                             methods used in psychology; behavior                          Rodriguez
                                         genetics; evolutionary psychology
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         July 7,     2 set               Learning; the nervous system                    4-5           Tippey,
         Thur                                                                                          Burgin
                         rd
         July 14,    3 set               Motivation, sleep, and emotion; memory          6, 9, 10      Rush,
         Thur                            (brief); intelligence (brief)                                 Howard
                         th
         July 21,    4 set               Cognitive development (brief); social           11-14         Dunlevy,
         Thur                            development (brief); social perception and                    Magrinat
                                         attitudes; social influences on behavior
                         th
         July 28,    5 set               Theories of personality; psychological          15-17         Hingley,
         Thur                            illness; psychological therapy                                Lightfoot

 Materials to prepare: You will be responsible for preparing lesson plans, presentations, and exam materials
  for two chapters for the face-to-face PSYC 1000 class, and a set of discussion questions for the online PSYC
  1000 class. For those in the Academic MA program, all of these materials will go into your teaching portfolio.

       Lesson plans: For the face-to-face PSYC 1000 class, you will be responsible for creating a lesson plan
        for two chapters, integrating feedback into the lesson plans, preparing for class, and implementing the
        lesson plans.
        o Content: The lesson plan for each of the two chapters should include: 1) learning goals that are broad
             and pertain to the overall goals of the lesson plan, 2) specific objectives that are directly measurable
             learning outcomes, and 3) an outline of the step-by-step procedures you will utilize during class and
             how long each step is estimated to take; this outline should also include a description of any activities,
             demonstrations, videos, or other learning activities you will use during the class, and when slides in
        your PowerPoint presentation will be covered. I have posted a sample lesson plan on the PSYC 6810
        Blackboard course for you to use as a model. Follow the format of the model in preparing your lesson
        plans. Please see the “Lesson plans” handout for more details on preparing lesson plans located on
        the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information.
    o   Feedback: One of your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback on each of your
        lesson plans, which you should then integrate into your final lesson plans. If there is a discrepancy
        between feedback I (or Taylor Rush) provide and feedback a classmate provides, you should defer to
        my (or Taylor Rush’s) feedback.
    o   Class preparation: You will be responsible for all class preparations pertaining to the lesson plans
        including: 1) making copies of any handouts for class, and 2) bringing any materials needed for
        demonstrations, videos, activities, etc.
    o   Implementation: You will be responsible for implementing all aspects of your lesson plan (present
        lecture, facilitate activities, show and process video, etc.).
    o   Evaluation: The lesson plan portion of your grade will be evaluated based on the content, feedback,
        class preparation, and implementation requirements outlined above, and your submitted materials will
        be evaluated based on their appropriateness, clarity, organization, and accuracy.

   Presentations: For the face-to-face PSYC 1000 class, you will be responsible for creating a PowerPoint
    presentation for two chapters, integrating feedback into the presentations, practicing the first presentation,
    preparing for class, and implementing your presentations.
    o Content: You will prepare a “Display” version and a “Class Notes” version of your PowerPoint
        presentation for each chapter. The “Display” version is what you will show to the class during lecture.
        The “Class Notes” version is an incomplete version of some or all of your PowerPoint “Display” slides
        using fill-in-the-blanks or not including all of the detail on the slides. The “Class Notes” version can be
        created easily by saving a copy of the “Display” version, creating fill-in-the-blanks or omitting some
        details on some or all of the slides, and saving it as a “Class Notes” version. You will post the “Class
        Notes” version on the PSYC 1000 Blackboard course so that students may print them out before
        class. You need to submit only your “Display” version for feedback. Wait to create your “Class Notes”
        version until you have integrated all of the feedback into your “Display” version. Take the online
        PowerPoint tutorials for helpful information about how to create, modify, and present PowerPoint
        presentations (see the Teaching Resources at ECU handout for details about this tutorial - located on
        the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information).
    o Feedback: One of your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback on each of your
        “Display” presentations, which you should then integrate into your final “Display” presentations. If
        there is a discrepancy between feedback I (or Taylor Rush) provide and feedback a classmate
        provides, you should defer to my (or Taylor Rush’s) feedback.
    o Practice: You will practice the first 20-30 minutes of your first presentation in front of me (or Taylor
        Rush) and your classmates in a Global Classroom session. Your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush)
        will provide feedback on your practice.
    o Class preparation: You will be responsible for posting the PowerPoint “Class Notes” presentations on
        the PSYC 1000 Blackboard course.
    o Implementation: You will be responsible for implementing your presentations as part of your lesson
        plans.
    o Evaluation: The presentation portion of your grade will be evaluated based on the content, feedback,
        practice, class preparation, and implementation requirements outlined above, and your submitted
        materials will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, clarity, organization, and accuracy.

   Exam materials: For the face-to-face PSYC 1000 class, you will be responsible for preparing an exam
    review sheet, table of specifications, exam and exam key covering material in the two chapters you will be
    covering, integrating feedback into these documents, preparing for class, and implementing the exam.
    o Content:
         Exam review sheet: Prepare an exam review sheet covering the main concepts that will be
            covered on the exam that covers your two chapters. I have posted a sample exam review sheet
            on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course for you to use as a model. Follow the format of the model
            in preparing your exam review sheet.
         Table of specifications: Prepare a table of specifications to help in the development of your exam.
            Each row of the table should represent one learning objective to be tested. Each column should
            represent a cognitive skill to be demonstrated (such as defining terms, comparing concepts,
            applying principles, analyzing information, etc). Each of the table’s cells thus represents the
             intersection of a particular bit of course content and the level of skill being tested. You can use
             this table to plan the content and level of the items you are about to write, or those you choose
             from a test-item bank. If you have already written or chosen a set of items, you can enter a digit
             representing each item into the cell that best represents its content and level. Looking at the
             resulting pattern of entries will tell you how well the test covers the content and at what level.
             (Lucas & Bernstein, 2005). I have posted a sample table of specifications on the PSYC 6810
             Blackboard course for you to use as a model. Follow the format of the model in preparing your
             table.
         Exam: Prepare a 52-item multiple-choice exam on material from the two chapters (25 questions
             for each chapter, 2 extra credit questions) that maps onto your table of specifications. The
             questions should span the chapters, cover the main points of the chapters (your lesson plan
             objectives), and consist of a combination of factual, conceptual, and applied questions. There
             should only be one question for each major concept. The questions may also include any
             supplemental information you cover in class that is not in the textbook (e.g., questions about a
             video, class activity, information on the topic that you obtained from another source). I usually
             make the extra credit questions much harder than the regular exam questions. I have posted a
             sample exam on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course for you to use as a model. Follow the format
             of the model in preparing your exam. Each of the 50 multiple-choice questions will be worth two
             points each for a total of 100 possible points (the two extra credit questions placed at the end are
             worth two points each that are added on top of their grade).
         Exam key: Save a copy of your exam and bold or highlight in yellow the correct answer to each
             question – then save it as your exam key. You will only need to submit your exam key for
             feedback (since it is the same as your exam just with bold or highlighted answers).
    o   Feedback: One of your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback on your table of
        specifications, exam key and exam review sheet, which you should then integrate into your final
        versions of these documents. If there is a discrepancy between feedback I (or Taylor Rush) provide
        and feedback a classmate provides, you should defer to my (or Taylor Rush’s) feedback.
    o   Class preparation: You will be responsible for all class preparations pertaining to the exam materials
        including:
         Exam review sheet: After you have integrated feedback into the review sheet, post the exam
             review sheet on the PSYC 1000 Blackboard course.
         Exam: Integrate feedback into the exam key. Post an announcement on the PSYC 1000
             Blackboard course to remind students about the exam. Make copies of the exam.
    o   Implementation: You will be responsible for implementing all aspects of your exam including those
        listed below:
         1) administering and proctoring the exam; 2) completing an answer key and filling out the Opscan
             request for service form; 3) submitting the exams to the Opscan service for grading (instructions
             are included on the Opscan Test Grading Services at ECU handout located on the PSYC 6810
             Blackboard course under Course Information); 4) conducting an item analysis of exam results
             and determining whether any grade adjustments are necessary (instructions will be provided); 5)
             entering exam grades onto the PSYC 1000 Blackboard course; 6) conducting descriptive
             statistics of grades (instructions will be provided); and 7) posting an announcement on the PSYC
             1000 Blackboard course describing how the class did on the exam.
    o   Evaluation: The exam materials portion of your grade will be evaluated based on the preparation and
        implementation requirements, and content and feedback requirements outlined above. Your table of
        specifications and exam will be evaluated based on: coverage, difficulty, use of different level
        questions (factual, conceptual, applied) and appropriateness of these to the learning goals, clarity of
        question wording and response options. Your exam review sheet will be evaluated based on its
        appropriateness, clarity, organization, and accuracy.

   Discussion questions: For the online PSYC 1000 class, you will be responsible for creating a set of
    discussion questions and corresponding grading rubrics for 2-4 chapters, integrating feedback into the
    discussion questions and grading rubrics, preparing for class, and implementing the discussion forum.
    o Content: I have posted a sample discussion question, corresponding grading rubric, and summary
        post on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course for you to use as a model. Follow the format of the model
        in preparing your discussion questions and rubrics. Please see the “Discussion Forum” handout for
        more details on preparing discussion questions, grading rubrics, and summary posts located on the
        PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information.
       o   Feedback: Dr. Wuensch and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback on your discussion questions
           and rubrics, which you should then integrate into your final versions of these documents. If there is a
           discrepancy between feedback I (or Taylor Rush) provide and feedback Dr. Wuensch provides, you
           should defer to Dr. Wuensch’s feedback.
       o   Class preparation: You will be responsible for posting the discussion questions on Dr. Wuensch’s
           PSYC 1000 Blackboard course.
       o   Implementation: You will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the discussion questions
           including: 1) monitoring student responses; 2) grading the student responses using the rubric; 3)
           posting the grades on Dr. Wuensch’s PSYC 1000 Blackboard course; and 4) preparing and posting a
           summary of the discussion forum on Dr. Wuensch’s PSYC 1000 Blackboard course.
       o   Evaluation: The discussion question portion of your grade will be evaluated based on the content,
           feedback, class preparation, and implementation requirements outlined above, and your submitted
           materials will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, clarity, organization, and accuracy.

 Deadlines: Teaching materials and tasks are due by midnight on the due date. See the course schedule
  document under Course Information on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course for a detailed outline of due dates.

      Lesson plan/presentation deadlines:
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       o Draft: For your 1 assigned chapter, all materials (lesson plan, “Display” version of PowerPoint
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          presentation) must be submitted at least four class days prior to your practice session. For your 2
          assigned chapter, all materials must be submitted at least six class days prior to the first class day
          during which the material will be covered.
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       o Feedback: One of your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback on your 1 chapter
                                                                                   nd
          materials two class days prior to your practice session, and on your 2 chapter materials at least four
          class days prior to the first class day during which the material will be covered.
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       o Practice: Practice your 1 chapter lesson plan in front of me (or Taylor Rush) and your classmates at
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          least two class days before your final materials for your 1 chapter are due. Three of your classmates
          and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback by the end of your practice day.
       o Final: Submit final versions of all materials that integrate feedback at least two class days prior to the
          first class day during which the material will be covered in class.
       o Posting: Post the “Class Notes” version of the PowerPoint presentation to the PSYC 1000 Blackboard
          course at least two class days prior to the first class day during which the material will be covered.

      Table of specifications/exam key/review sheet deadlines:
       o Draft: Submit all materials (table of specifications, exam key, exam review sheet) at least seven class
          days prior to the scheduled exam.
       o Feedback: One of your classmates and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback at least five class
          days prior to the scheduled exam.
       o Final: Submit final versions of all materials (table of specifications, exam, exam key, exam review
          sheet) that integrate the feedback three class days prior to the scheduled exam.
       o Posting: Post the class exam review sheet and an exam reminder announcement on the PSYC 1000
          Blackboard course at least three class days prior to the scheduled exam. After reviewing the exam
          results with Dr. Dolbier or Dr. Whitley, post the exam grades using the Grade Center feature on the
          PSYC 1000 Blackboard course within one class day after the exam. Post an announcement on the
          PSYC 1000 Blackboard course within one class day after the exam describing how the class did on
          the exam.

      Discussion questions/rubric deadlines:
       o Draft: Submit discussion questions and corresponding grading rubrics at least two weeks prior to the
           due date for that set of discussion questions.
       o Feedback: Dr. Wuensch and I (or Taylor Rush) will provide feedback within three class days.
       o Final: Submit final versions of the discussion questions and rubrics that integrate the feedback one
           week prior to the due date for that set of discussion questions.
       o Posting: Post the set of discussion questions on the discussion forum of Dr. Wuensch’s PSYC 1000
           Blackboard course at least one week prior to the due date for that set of discussion questions. Post
           the discussion questions grades using the Grade Center feature on the PSYC 1000 Blackboard
           course within one class day after the due date for that set of discussion questions. Post a summary of
           the discussion forum within one class day after the due date for that set of discussion questions.
 Submitting assignments:
   If you are using Microsoft Office 2007, you will need to save your files as Office 97/2003 files or Rich Text
     Format to ensure that your classmates and I can view your work. You will find this option in the dropdown
     window when you save documents.
   You should keep a copy of all assignments on your hard drive and on a disc or flash drive. That way you
     will not have to redo an assignment if it does not transmit correctly.
   You should spell check and grammar check all of your assignments.
   All teaching materials must be submitted using the File Exchange feature under Groups on the PSYC
     6810 Blackboard course. Use the following format for naming the documents you upload: initials_chapter
     #_document type_version. The document type refers to whether it is a lesson plan, display presentation,
     exam review sheet or exam key. The version refers to whether it is your first draft or final version, or
     whether it is feedback. For feedback on documents, include your initials before the word feedback.
     Following are some document name examples to help clarify:
     o My first draft of “Display” presentation for chapter 1 = CD_chap 1_display_draft.
     o My final version of exam key for chapters 5 and 6 = CD_chap 5 and 6_exam key_final.
     o My feedback on JS’s lesson plan for chapter 9 = JS_chap 9_lesson plan_CD feedback.

 Supplemental teaching materials:
   Videos: The Teaching Resources Center at Joyner Library has many video holdings that may be relevant
     to Introductory Psychology topics. Additionally, the Discovering Psychology video series has videos for
     many Introductory Psychology topics (these videos can be checked out from Rawl 104, and are also
     available for viewing online free of charge). There are other psychology videos available in Rawl 104. See
     the Teaching Resources at ECU and Discovering Psychology handouts for more details (located on the
     PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information).
   Activities/demonstrations: For each of the chapters you will be covering, you may create your own
     activities/demonstrations, find some among the online instructor materials provided by the publisher, or
     find some on the internet. In addition, I have posted some on our PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under
     PSYC 1000 Materials.
   Online Teaching Resources: I have compiled a list of psychology and general teaching resources. See
     the Teaching Resources on the Internet document located on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under
     Course Information, and the web links are located under Links.
   ECU Teaching Resources: I have compiled a list of teaching resources available at ECU. See the
     Teaching Resources at ECU document located on the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course
     Information, and some of the web links are located under Links.
   Introductory Psychology texts: You may contact publisher representatives to request additional texts.
     Students do not want you to just lecture on what they can read in the textbook. So having an additional
     text or two is helpful when preparing your lectures as they provide additional information on and examples
     of the topics you will cover.

 Your office: As mentioned above, you will have the use of the office in Rawl Annex 139. You may pick up a
  key to this office from Rawl 104 or Rawl 129 and will need to return that key to Rawl 104. Be sure the door is
  locked when you leave the office. You will have a phone in your office (252-328-6553) and students will be
  provided with your email address and this phone number to call if they have questions during your section of
  the class. There is a computer in this office with Microsoft Office 2003 and internet access, as well as a
  printer and TV/VCR. Always turn off the computer, printer, TV/VCR, and lights before leaving for the day.

 Resources in Rawl 104: Rawl 104 is the main office of the Psychology Department, which houses the copy
  machine, supplies, and some psychology videos. There are key office staff there (or in Rawl 129) who can
  help you if you have any difficulty with using or accessing the audio/visual equipment, and provide you with
  answer sheets and other teaching-related supplies you might need. Copies of class activity handouts, exams,
  etc. can be made using the copier in Rawl 104 using the code 11312. Be sure to introduce yourself to the
  staff in Rawl 104 (or 129) so that they know who you are prior to using the copier or requesting supplies or
  assistance. Rawl 104 should be open Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm. The office usually closes early
  on Fridays during the summer. There is no after hours access to Rawl 104. The phone number is (252) 328-
  6800.

 Teaching observation: The instructor of record for the PSYC 1000 class (Dolbier or Whitley) will sit in during
  the first and second class periods you cover in order to observe your teaching and provide feedback.
  Following those classes you will meet so that the instructor can provide you feedback. We will point out
    strengths and weaknesses we observe and try to relate them to specific behaviors. When giving critical
    feedback, we will provide suggestions for improvement or alternative approaches. When we observe
    teaching, we use the student evaluation of teaching form to evaluate and provide feedback. So you will want
    to keep the assessments on this form in mind when developing your lesson plans. The form is available on
    the PSYC 6810 Blackboard course under Course Information.

Blackboard
Class materials, announcements, and grades for PSYC 6810 are posted online using Blackboard. It is your
responsibility to check Blackboard regularly for important class information. To enter our course, go to the
Blackboard gateway (https://blackboard.ecu.edu/). Click Login and enter your ECU userid and password. If you
have any trouble logging in, contact the ECU IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866. After you login, select Summer
2011 - PSYC 6810: Practicum in Teaching Psychology and you are in. Use Announcements to check for updates
and reminders; Course Information for course materials; PSYC 1000 Materials for Introductory Psychology
materials; Faculty Information for instructor and teaching assistant contact information and office hours; Links to
access useful websites; Email to send email to the instructor, teaching assistant and/or classmates; My Grades to
check your grade; and Groups to submit your materials. If you have any problems accessing or utilizing
Blackboard, contact me as soon as possible.


Class Policies
 Courtesy code: Rules of common courtesy must be followed both online and face-to-face. All interactions (i.e.,
  face-to-face, email, feedback, etc.) must be appropriate to the course and respectful of other individuals.
 Disability accommodations: ECU seeks to fully comply with the Americans with Disability Act. Students
  requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability
  Support Services (Slay 138; 252-737-1016; dssdept@ecu.edu; http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentlife/dss/). In
  order to receive accommodations, you must register with DDSS, inform me in advance of when you need
  accommodations, and provide me with your DDSS documentation.
 Academic dishonesty: Without honest effort, a learning community has no substance or validity. You are
  expected to complete the requirements of this course according to the Principles of Academic Integrity as
  outlined in the Student Handbook. Actual or attempted cheating, and plagiarism or falsification are serious
  violations of academic honor and will be dealt with as outlined in the Code of Conduct. Do not put yourself,
  other students, or me in the position of having to deal with these serious infractions.
 Weather emergency: In case of a weather emergency, information is available via ECU’s emergency alert
  website: http://www.ecu.edu/alert; and emergency information hotline: 252-328-0062.
 Office hours: I will be available Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm by email and will try to respond
  within 24 hours. Let me know if you need to schedule an appointment to talk by phone or in person.
 Problems: If you experience personal difficulties with completing assignments on time, please contact me. If
  you experience technical difficulties, you are responsible for trying to solve the problems. The Help Desk can
  be contacted to answer technical questions and to help solve problems. The Help Desk includes a 24-hour
  online service (http://www.ecu.edu/9866) as well as phone contact (252-328-9866 or toll free at 800-340-
  7081). Technical difficulties must be resolved in a timely manner.
 Contingency plan: As with any technology, Blackboard has the potential for technical problems. We like to
  think this technology will be available to you all semester. In the event that we do experience Blackboard
  downtime, I will email the class. To prepare for possible course downtime or a performance issue that makes
  the system speed unusable, I encourage you to:
   Save and/or print a copy of the syllabus and course materials making a digital or hard copy notebook.
   Save my email address dolbierc@ecu.edu so that you are able to contact me as necessary.
   Save names of fellow classmates so you may contact each other through OneStop or Piratemail.
   Determine that the problem is with Blackboard and not your internet service provider. Visit the ECU
       homepage or your favorite website. If these pages are available, then it is likely a Blackboard problem.
   If the problem is with Blackboard and you have materials to submit, then send me an email letting me
       know of the difficulty accessing Blackboard and send the assignment as an attachment to the email. If
       others are to provide feedback on your materials (i.e., your drafts), include them in the email as well.

								
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