History | The Teaching of College History
H580 | 3021 | Eklof


Obtain on-line authorization for above section from graduate
secretary
Above section graded on S/F basis only

This course is designed to assist graduate students in history to
improve their teaching skills and prepare themselves for a career in
college teaching.  The first half of the class will examine US
higher education from a historical and sociological perspective,
look at classroom settings and also the changing demographics of
both student cohorts and the historical profession.  Next, we focus
on those aspects of teaching faced by an A.I. (leading discussions,
alternatives to discussion, grading, the cognitive and emotional
development of college students, interactions with both professors
and undergraduates).  Special attention will also be given to CATS,
or Classroom Assessment Techniques.  Students will write week
responses (1.5-2 pages, single-space) to the common readings.

The second half will deal with course preparation, lecturing, and
exam construction.  Each student will prepare a syllabus for a
course in his or her field.

Grades:        60% responses
20% syllabus
20% participation

BOOKS:

Frederick Rudolph, American College and University: A History
University of Georgia, pb reissue, 1991  ISBN 0820312843

Philip G. Altbach (Ed)  American Higher Education in the Twenty-
First 	Century. Johns Hopkins, 1998  pb  ISBN 0801858895

Christopher Lucas,  American Higher Education: A History
pb, St Martin's, 1996 pb  ISBN 0312129459

Helen L. Horowitz,  Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures....
Pb,  U of Chicago, 1988 ISBN 0226353737

Thomas A. Angelo and Patricia Cross,  Classroom Assessment
Techniques pb. Second Edition, Jossey-Bass, 1993  ISBN 	1555425003

Wilbert J. McKeachie,  McKEachie's Teaching Tips.
pb. D.C. Heath, 11th Edition, 2001 ISBN 0618116494

Rec:
Frederick Rudolph, American College and University: A History
University of Georgia, pb reissue, 1991 ISBN 0820312843