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Suggested Course Design Calendar
|4-5 Weeks before
|› Begin course design. |
› Prepare course materials. E-mail students for any special requirements of the course such as specific books, reading due before the first day of class, special equipment, etc.
› Post office hours and contact information.
› Reserve a computer classroom for the necessary class sessions.
|1 Week before
|› Before the first day of class, communicate with students about the course syllabus, how they can prepare for the course, and office hours. |
› Contact the bookstore to confirm text book orders for Lincoln Park, Loop, and Suburban Campus classes.
› Set up your D2L grade book; create an initial survey to gauge student knowledge levels, experiences, and special interests.
› Check classroom to reacquaint self with space and technology available.
|Week 1||› Term begins |
› Last week to add classes
› Remind students to update their CampusConnect e-mail address.
|Week 2||› Last week to drop classes with no penalty |
› Last week to select pass/fail option
|Week 3||› Cancel a computer classroom reservation that is no longer needed. |
› Consider conducting a low-stakes assessment in order to guage how well your students are grasping course concepts.
|Week 5||› Midterm Week|
|Week 7||› Registration for current students |
› Registration for new students
|Week 8||› Course evaluations in progress|
|Week 9||› Course evaluations in progress|
|Week 10||› Course evaluations in progress|
|Week 11||› Final Exam Week|
|Week 12||› Grades due |
› Incomplete forms due (before issuing an “I” grade)
|After the quarter||› Review teaching evaluation forms and feedback. Incorporate the feedback into your next course design.|
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