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PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM…. …and RESOURCES TO HELP!. Dr. Julie Newell , Department Chair Social and International Studies Phyllis N. Weatherly , Director Career and Counseling Center. It’s not just you . . . Most University faculty have never been taught to teach!.

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Problems in the classroom

PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM…

…and

RESOURCES TO HELP!

Dr. Julie Newell, Department Chair

Social and International Studies

Phyllis N. Weatherly, Director

Career and Counseling Center


Problems in the classroom

It’s not just you . . .

Most University faculty have never been taught to teach!


Problems in the classroom

Center for Teaching Excellence

Resources (including books and periodicals)

Workshops

Networking

Contact:

  • Dr. Bob Harbort, Director

  • H-202

  • 678-915-3981

  • http://cte.spsu.edu

    Teaching Partners Program:

  • Minimal commitment

    • One semester at a time

    • Approx. four hours over the term

    • Partners determine their own schedules

  • Formative not summative

  • Monthly brown-bag lunch open to everyone


Help yourself and your students with your syllabus

Help Yourself and Your Students with Your Syllabus!

Spell Out Clear Expectations

  • Academic standards

  • Behavioral standards

  • Procedures and penalties if standards are violated

    Why?

  • Students will have better success (and you’ll have fewer problems) when the expectations are explicit.

  • When problems do arise, you have explicit policies and procedures--and evidence that students knew them in advance.


Technical problems

Technical Problems?

  • The equipment “system”:

    • Most classrooms are equipped and used primarily (but not exclusively) by one department.

    • Find out who has primary responsibility for “your” room and ask about how they do things (rules, overhead bulbs, etc.)

  • “High-Tech” Help

    • IT provides support for computer systems and connectivity in classrooms.

    • CIT provides training and support for using technology in your teaching--and doing it well!


Student support services offered on campus

Student Support ServicesOffered on Campus

  • ATTIC

    Academic, Testing, Tutoring, and International Center; Disabilities and Multicultural Affairs

    • Bldg. J, Room 253

    • Phone 678-915-7903

  • Tutoring services

    • English 1101, 1102

    • Math 1111, 1113, 2253, 2254

    • Physics 1111, 1112, 2211, 2212

    • Other subjects are handled by the individual dept.

    • Regents’ Test Prep


Math help

MATH HELP

  • MATH HELP SESSIONS

    • Homework help for lower division math courses

    • Room D-125

    • Sponsored by Mathematics Department, the ATTIC and Georgia Highlands College


Services offered on campus cont d

Services offered on campus - cont’d

  • Lawrence Johnson Library

    • Building C

    • Phone 678-915-7276

    • Rooms on 2nd floor for study use

      • First come, First Served

    • Cubicles on all floors for study use

    • http://www.spsu.edu/library/library.html


Problems in the classroom

Career and Counseling Center

Personal Counseling

Career Counseling

Academic Counseling

Job Search

Student Center -- Room A-243

678.915.7391 www.spsu.edu/cccenter

Free services for SPSU students – Limited Services for Alumni

Consultation for Faculty/Staff – “Don’t Cancel That Class”


Distressed students why should faculty intervene

DISTRESSED STUDENTS!Why Should Faculty Intervene?

  • You may be the only person to notice that a student is struggling who does something about it

  • The student’s inability to cope may be acted out in your classroom

  • A student’s inability to cope poses a serious threat to their ability to learn

  • Your failure to intervene may lead to more serious consequences for the student


Questions you might still have

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT STILL HAVE?

  • Do I have the right to kick a student out of class for calling me a jerk or something more profane?

  • What should I do if a student expresses suicidal or violent thoughts in their class work?

  • What is the best way to deal with a student who is clearly drunk or on drugs?

  • What if I have a disruptive student? Should I talk to others instructors teaching this student? Can I warn the instructors for next semester?


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