QuickCourses

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QuickCourses are in-depth, self-study mini-courses with interactivity designed to help faculty acquire basic knowledge and adopt foundational success skills of teaching today.

They are designed for use by new and inexperienced adjunct and full-time faculty. It is recommended that faculty load these documents onto a personal digital device of their choice. This will enable learners to enter information pertinent to their teaching situation.

TFS QuickCourses can be saved with the instructor's data entered into the course document response fields encouraging application to real-life teaching situations. QCs also can be printed high resolution. Working forms and templates for planning are provided in several courses as are end-of-course knowledge-check quizzes.

California Colleges could use QuickCourses as FLEX activities.

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How to Build a Professional Syllabus, 51 pages

Your course syllabus is the single most important document you provide to your students. It’s the key planning and communication element, and it’s a central component of your classroom management system. It helps organize and optimize your teaching, and it ensures students have the maximum opportunity for success. Your syllabus is your plan for teaching your course, and this QuickCourse is designed to help you organize, write, and format the most effective plan possible. The time and effort you direct toward creating a professional syllabus will be returned to you many times over as you teach your class.


How to Create Lesson Plans that Work,
38 pages

From creating effective learning objectives to formulating operational lesson plans designed to achieve the results faculty want, faculty will find this QuickCourse invaluable. And if your faculty are new to teaching, they will understand why experienced faculty use plans, and make them quickly and easily. Also, a saveable and printable lesson planning template is included.


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How to Activate Your Lectures and Presentations, 34 pages

The traditional, 50-minute or more, nonstop lecture goes against many of the principles of learning developed from cognitive science. Studies indicate that all learning activities including lectures should be made more active and tailored to fit the learning needs of a diverse student population. This QuickCourse focuses on teaching learning activation techniques compatible with the lecture format.

How to Build Positive Class Discipline, 21 pages

Maintaining a positive, organized, and safe learning environment is a crucial faculty management skill. This QuickCourse shows faculty how to construct an effective and easy-to-use program that fosters a positive, supporting learning environment applicable to traditional or on-line courses. Learn how to manage the learning setting systematically.

How to Ensure Integrity in Academic Writing
(How to Prevent Plagiarism),
18 pages

Experienced faculty know that making an effort to ensure that all students complete all writing assignments with honesty and integrity is crucial to maintaining excellence. Most importantly, academic integrity must be defined as a mandatory learning outcome. This QuickCourse explains a workable and sensible approach to ensuring integrity that the faculty can easily apply to their courses.

How to Test and Evaluate Learning, 42 pages

Poorly written, tricky, ambiguous, or irrelevant test questions are at the top of the list of most students’ complaints about their instructors. Conflict occurs because students care deeply about tests and test results since they so profoundly effect their academic careers. Students deserve good, fair tests, and evaluations. This QuickCourse helps faculty quickly learn the basics of testing and evaluating learning.


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How to Make Small Group Learning Work, 15 pages

Have your faculty considered small-group learning as an integral part of their courses, but they aren’t sure how to go about it? This mini-course is designed to address common faculty concerns and help them achieve successful results. Faculty will learn the benefits and management of small-group work, and how to properly assess and grade students work.

How to Prevent Harassment in the Academic Setting, 15 pages

Disclaimer. This QuickCourse is NOT intended to dispense legal advice nor set policy for any institution. Its sole purpose is to increase awareness among instructors, staff, and administrators of harassment issues. The discussion of professional teaching behaviors and practices written from an instructor’s point of view may well serve to increase the overall quality of teaching.

 

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