TEACHING THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Michael Zimmerman , Professor of Philosophy
According to empirical studies, a successful first day of a college course helps to insure a successful course overall. In this symposium, we will discuss important ingredients needed to make your first day go well. These ingredients include: Preparing an effective syllabus; stating clear ground rules and expectations for the course, including class attendance: establishing appropriate instructor “authority”; creating an environment conducive to effective learning; communicating your passion for the subject matter to your students; and addressing your own fear and anxiety about working in front of a group of people whom you don’t know. Teaching can and should be rewarding for everyone concerned.
|Session I||Wednesday, 8/20||2:00-3:30 PM|
This event will be held in ATLAS 102 .