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					     TEACHING AND LEARNING
  Lan Jin Tsinghua University
          California State University-Fresno

 Instruction Process
 Quality of Instruction
 Learning Process
 Administrative Control
INSTRUCTION PROCESS
 Choice of textbook and references
  ◊ most updated version
  ◊ free examination copy
  ◊ instructor’s manual & transparencies
 Course syllabus
  ◊ first handout for instruction planning
  ◊ explicit requirements to students
  ◊ useful for students’ “drop and add”
INSTRUCTION PROCESS (continued)

 Lectures
  ◊ textbook, references, vs. handouts
  ◊ transparencies
  ◊ Internet
  ◊ interactive teaching, student presentation
 Examinations
  ◊ Midterm exams + Final exam
  ◊ Quizzes
  ◊ grading policy: absolute vs. relative
INSTRUCTION PROCESS (continued)
 Homework assignments
  ◊ policy on late homework
  ◊ homework grading
  ◊ solution to homework
 Labwork and/or project
  ◊ open vs. closed lab
  ◊ “Incomplete” grade
 Consultation
  ◊ mandatory office hours
 QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION
 Student evaluation of teaching effectiveness
  ◊ Preparedness for this class
  ◊ Organization of course
  ◊ Clarity of presentation
  ◊ Availability for individual help
  ◊ Attitude toward questions and discussion
  ◊ Fairness in grading
  ◊ Overall teaching effectiveness
 Individual & dept. averages in 5-point scale
 LEARNING PROCESS

 A set of GE courses required for all majors.
 Flexible plan of study for each individual
    student, restricted only by prerequisites.
 Minimum GPA for graduation; probation o/w.
 Rigid course requirement & highly competi-
    tive job market push the study.
 Co-OP program offers opportunity of full-time
   employment before graduation for 1 sem.
 TAs, GAs, and Awards at different levels.
 ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL

 Senator, AP&P, committees, faculty meeting
 Course descriptions in the university catalog
 Offering of new courses
 Probation, promotion, tenure
 Periodic evaluation
 Student evaluation, peer evaluation
 Offering of new courses
 NSF’s Course Development Grant
 University support to teaching innovation

				
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