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%%Guideline for Teaching Review, August 15, 2002
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%%M.C. Spruill
%%Director of Teaching Effectiveness
%%School of Mathematics
%%Georgia Institute of Technology
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{\bf Guideline for Teaching Review}\\
{\bf \large School of Mathematics}
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The review of the educational activities of the faculty member
is divided into three broad categories:
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\item {\em Curricular activities}.
These activities pertain to the direct contact of the faculty with
students. These include: classroom instruction; preparation of
instructional material and course work; personal interaction with
students; examinations and evaluation of students; supervision of
graduate students.
The sources of information for this part of the review are:
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\item Faculty Advisor inspection of course materials such as syllabi, exams,
class handouts, together with notes and discussions with faculty,
\item Results of student opinion survey (CIOS)
(performed separately by the DOTE),
\item Faculty Advisor review of lecture by direct observation or video
(separate document).
\end{enumerate}
\item {\em Supercurricular activities}.
These activities pertain to curriculum development.
The sources of information are :
\begin{enumerate}
\item Descriptions provided by the faculty member,
\item Faculty Advisor review of related course materials.
\end{enumerate}
\item {\em Extracurricular activities}.
These are activities, such as development of educational software and
writing textbooks, that do not pertain directly to teaching students
in a particular course.
The sources of information are :
\begin{enumerate}
\item Descriptions provided by the faculty member,
\item Faculty Advisor review of related materials.
\end{enumerate}
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The following guideline is divided accordingly.
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Please write ``Not Applicable'' under items that are not applicable
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Please attach supporting material as suggested.
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\noindent{\bf Curricular Activities - Organization of Courses}
This includes the timing and selection of topics covered in the course.
The review should be put into context of what students should learn from
the courses, the typical preparation of students in the course, and what
other faculty teach in the course. For service courses, comment on the
degree to which the instructor covers the expected topics. Please be
specific in listing courses and attach the pertinent syllabi.
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\noindent{\bf Curricular Activities - Preparation of Courses}
This includes materials prepared for students in courses, such as the course
syllabi, and the development of web pages for courses. Comment on courses
for which there is no textbook or otherwise require special preparation.
Attach relevant samples.
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\noindent{\bf Curricular Activities - Examinations and Course Work}
Review the fairness, difficulty, and scope of exams and course work.
Please be specific in listing courses. The review should be put into context of what
students should learn from the courses, the typical preparation of
students in the course, and the course work assigned by other faculty.
Please distinguish upper level, lower level, and service courses in the
review. Include examples of exams and
other course work
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\noindent{\bf Curricular Activities - Grade Policy}
Review the grade policies of the faculty member. Please be specific in
listing courses and include a sample of grading curves for specific exams
along with the exams as well as OSCAR information on the grades given
in the courses. Compare the grades to the grades of similar classes
taught by other School of Mathematics faculty.
Please distinguish upper level, lower level, and service courses in the review.
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\noindent{\bf Curricular Activities - Supervision of Graduate Students}
Review the activities of the faculty involving supervision of graduate
students. In particular, provide a brief description of the theses
written under the supervision of faculty member and list the Ph.D.
committees on which the faculty member served.
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\noindent {\bf Supercurricular Activities}
Summarize the supercurricular activities of the faculty member. Please be
specific in listing courses revised and developed. Place the course(s) in
context with the relevant offerings of the School of Mathematics: including
history leading to the new course, relation to existing courses, target
student population and enrollment. Also briefly describe the work involved in
revising or developing the course(s). For each course discussed, include a
description of the course written by the faculty member as well as relevant documentation
of the course.
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\noindent {\bf Extracurricular Activities}
Summarize the extracurricular activities of the faculty member. If possible,
place these activities in context with the educational mission of
the School of Mathematics. Briefly describe the work involved in the different
activities. Include a description of
the work written by the faculty member as well as relevant documentation and
samples.
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