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Preparing Future Faculty Courses, Fall 2012
GS 600: Special Topics: The Faculty Administrator (1 credit hour; Dr. Jeannine Blackwell) CANCELED
Fall, Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
How do faculty members learn to run a university? Learn about the roles of department chair, directors of undergraduate studies and graduate studies, and faculty roles in the dean’s office. Find out how academic decisions are made, curriculum gets managed and approved, budgets are set, and many department budgets are structured. Discover what a typical day in the life of a faculty administrator is like. Take a hands-on challenge of solving a real-life problem from “the dean’s inbox.” One project, group discussion and problem solving, and attendance at classes with panel discussions and lectures. (No prerequisite, other than graduate status.)
GS 610: College Teaching (1 credit hour; Prof. Bill Burke)
Fall, Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
This seminar addresses teaching and learning issues in the college classroom. It is intended for graduate students who want to prepare for future academic careers and enhance current teaching activities. The seminar will examine pedagogical issues in a general format with opportunities for discipline-specific applications. (No prerequisite, other than graduate status.)
GS 640: Grant Writing (3 credit hours; Dr. Don Frazier)
Fall, Wednesday, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
This course argues that successful grant-writing is a process, and, therefore, the more you know about the process the more successful you will be regardless of the funding agency or type of award. Strategies will be presented to guide you through presubmission, submission, re-submission and post-award issues. (No prerequisite, other than graduate status.)
GS 650: Preparing Future Faculty (2 credit hours; Dr. Morris Grubbs)
Fall, Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Introduces graduate students to the r