Graduate Studies 9500

The Theory and Practice of University Teaching

Graduate Studies 9500, an interdisciplinary graduate credit course on the theory and practice of university teaching, is offered by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The goals of the course are: (1) to familiarize students with background research and theory relevant to university teaching, and (2) to provide the opportunity for practice and feedback on basic teaching skills. Students are expected to actively participate in class meetings through discussions and other learning activities and through their involvement in mandatory microteaching sessions. Although the course will appear on the student's transcript, it may be used as a substitute for departmental course requirements only with special permission from the department. Course grades (fail, pass, or pass with distinction) will be forwarded to Graduate Chairs, but will not affect the student's academic average. This course is best suited to those with some university teaching experience. Course enrolment is limited to 30 students.

PLEASE NOTE: Completing Graduate Studies 9500 satisfies the following components of the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning: the TA Training/Microteaching requirement, and the Written Project. You will also complete part of the Teaching Portfolio component during this course.

Course Information
Class Meetings:

September 23, 2013 to December 4, 2013 (inclusive)
Classes held weekly, every Monday, Wednesday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The D.B. Weldon Library Room 121

Registration Information:

Registration for GS 9500A for the 2013 Graduate Fall Term is now closed.

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Debra Dawson
Teaching Support Centre
The D.B. Weldon Library

Dr. Nanda Dimitrov
Teaching Support Centre
The D.B. Weldon Library
Phone: 661-2111 Ext. 84624

Course Syllabus:

GS 9500A Course Outline - Fall 2013 

Course Website: Only available to enrolled students