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Faculty Expectations

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    Faculty Expectations Faculty Expectations Presentation Transcript

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