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Faculty Expectations

  1. 1. Classroom Etiquette & Faculty Expectations Adapted from a presentation by Dr. Elaine Lacey, USCA Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy Presented by Tim Bond, Academic Advisor USC Aiken Academic Success Center September 2007
  2. 2. What are YOUR expectations? <ul><li>What did you expect college faculty to be like? </li></ul><ul><li>How are university classes different from high school? </li></ul><ul><li>What has surprised you? </li></ul><ul><li>How have your professors met and/or exceeded the expectations you brought to USC Aiken? </li></ul>
  3. 3. This is your college career, so you are expected to be professional . <ul><li>Be present & punctual. </li></ul><ul><li>Come prepared to work and to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat your faculty and peers with respect. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Be Professional: Be present & punctual. <ul><li>Professionals show up when expected, arriving on time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you miss work or are late, your pay is reduced. You may even be written up or fired if it continues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you are absent from class, you miss what is taught that day and the chance to take part in the discussion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you must be absent, let your instructors know in advance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your syllabus in each course for attendance policy. Absences and tardiness might affect your grade. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are late for class, you miss information, interrupt the professor and disrupt learning for other students. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Be Professional: Come prepared everyday. <ul><li>Come prepared. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty expect you to spend at least 2-3 hours outside of class preparing for every hour that you spend in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read assigned materials, taking notes and preparing questions for class discussions. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Be Professional: Complete assignments on time. <ul><li>Complete work on time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have a project at your job, deadlines must be kept. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish class assignments on time and don’t expect an assigned due date to be extended. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty do not have to accept late assignments. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Be Professional: Participate and contribute. <ul><li>Participate in class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your instructors expect you to take part in discussions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make appropriate remarks and ask thoughtful questions that add to the conversation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debate is important in learning. Arguments, however, have no place in the classroom. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Be Professional: Show respect for others. <ul><li>Treat your professors and your classmates with respect. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider how you would like to be treated and act accordingly toward others in your learning community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect and learn from people with opinions that differ from your own. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. In the classroom: <ul><li>Be a part of class! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen and let others speak. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take notes when needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay awake and pay attention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>text message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>surf the web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>check e-mail </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Interact with your professors <ul><li>Get to know your Faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>Read your syllabus and ask for clarification if you have questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop by during office hours for quick questions. Make an appointment for more involved conversations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use e-mail appropriately. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When you have challenges, let your instructors know. </li></ul><ul><li>Problems? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to your professor first. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No results? Talk to department chair (or Vice Chancellor Ozment). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly articulate difficulties on the end of term course evaluation. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Questions? Comments? <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to add anything? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure your name is on the attendance log. </li></ul><ul><li>Please complete an evaluation for today’s workshop and place it in the envelope. </li></ul>