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College-wide Seminar

ESF College-wide Seminar on College Teaching

Fall semesters
EFB 797 and FOR 797 (1 credit)

Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to enhance the teaching practice of graduate students planning a university career. Course content and methods also apply to graduate students planning a professional career and intending to teach college courses part time, as well as to those who plan to work in non-traditional and informal educational contexts.

Course Description

Seminar on College Teaching and Learning is a one-semester one-credit seminar for graduate students who are currently teaching or who anticipate teaching full or part time in a college or university. This seminar will examine processes and strategies designed to enhance the teaching and learning process.

College Teaching and Learning will introduce you to learning and instructional theory as well as to selected concepts and strategies of instructional planning, delivery, management, and evaluation. Some emphasis will be placed on instructional delivery strategies.

Content and examples will focus on higher education. Nevertheless, this seminar is pertinent for those who may have to identify instructional and training needs, plan or acquire training programs or materials, and evaluate training effectiveness as part of their managerial or professional duties in a variety of non-profit, government, or private business contexts.

College Teaching and Learning recognizes the increasing interest and need within the academy to developing the teaching skills of the future professoriate in addition to research and service abilities.

Required Materials

  • Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide. Felder and Brent. 2016. CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Any additional readings will be provided in course.

Instructed by

ESF Open Academy
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
phone: 470-6817
contact Brandon Murphy  with questions