Graduate Studies 9500

The Theory and Practice of University Teaching

Please note: The next time GS 9500 will be offered is in the winter semester, starting January 2015. Registration will be available on our website in late October or early November 2014.

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:

January 12th, 2015 to April 8th, 2015
Classes held weekly, every Monday, Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The D.B. Weldon Library Room 121

Registration Information:

Registration for GS 9500 for the winter term will open in late October or early November, 2014.

Course Coordinators:

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

Dr. Gavan Watson
Teaching Support Centre
The D.B. Weldon Library
Phone: 661-2111 Ext. 84612

Course Syllabus:

GS 9500A Course Outline - Example from previous year

Course Website: Only available to enrolled students