Our first class meeting is Wednesday September 21, at 2pm, in CSE 1202
CSE 599 will help you during your first CSE TA experience. In this class, you will learn how to synthesize information and help others learn it. You will meet weekly with other first-time TAs and a mentor to share your experiences and practice key skills. And you will document your learning process by observing teaching and reflecting on your growth.
|Class materials available here||Discussion (CSE1202) Topic||Practicum Topic||Project milestones|
|Week 0, Sep 21||Intro session: Getting started (with CSE 599, and with TAing)|
|Week 1, Sep 28||Active learning and practical scenarios for your TA class|
|Week 2, Oct 5||Get to know your practicum groups||Project proposal|
|Week 3, Oct 12||Presentations: Growth mindset and inclusive classrooms||Practicum: Grading|
|Week 4, Oct 19||Presentations: Grading||Practicum: Office hours roleplay|
|Week 5, Oct 26||Presentations: Imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat||Practicum: Professionalism|
|Week 6, Nov 2||Midterm project checkpoint|
|Week 7, Nov 9||Presentations: Cognitive Load and other Education-related Psychology||Practicum: Designing a good question|
|Week 8, Nov 16||Presentations: Academic integrity and instructional design||Practicum: Mentor TA advising|
|Week 9, Nov 23||No class meeting before Thanksgiving break|
|Week 10, Nov 30||Recap session: what we learned together||Project due|
What is the workload for CSE 599 and how is it graded?
CSE 599 is a 2-unit course: expect to spend up to 6 hours per week on this course, including the 80 minute weekly session. The additional three-and-a-half or so hours per week will be spent evaluating and refining your TA activities, preparing for CSE 599 practicum sessions, and consulting background research papers, information guides, and videos.
This class is taken S/U. We hope that every student will successfully earn a passing grade in this class. To do so, you need to meet or exceed the following minimum passing thresholds in each course component by Wednesday of Finals week.
Around Week 6 of the quarter, we will have a checkpoint to confirm that you are on track for successfully completing the course requirements. Students who do not pass this checkpoint may not be offered TA appointments for the next quarter.
With the successful completion of this class, you will be able to:
This course and its resources were adapted from versions developed at UC San Diego by Dean Tullsen, Beth Simon, Leo Porter, Gary Gillespie, Christine Alvarado, and Niema Moshiri, and by workshop material developed at University of Calgary by Laleh Behjat. Additional reference material was shared by Stanley Lo, Jim Cooke, and the Teaching + Learning Commons