ERIC Number: ED332754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Course or Program Outlines.
Rubadeau, Duane O.; Rubadeau, Ronald J.
Designed for community college instructors, this guidebook offers step-by-step instructions on the construction of clear-cut, well-defined, meaningful course or program outlines for students. Following a brief preface, which underscores the importance of a well-constructed outline, the first section reviews the following key components: (1) the name of the course or program and the sponsoring college or institution; (2) the instructor's name; (3) the location of the instructor's office; (4) the instructor's office hours; (5) the instructor's college and/or home telephone numbers; (6) a brief course or program description; (7) a description of the instructional procedures (e.g., lectures, discussions, role-playing, field trips) to be employed; (8) the textbooks and/or assigned readings and their sources; (9) the procedures for evaluating students' performance, including the relative worth of each assignment toward the final course or program grade ; (10) the content outline, explaining in detail the material to be covered during the course or program; and (11) the objectives, specifying the concrete knowledge and skills the instructor expects the student to acquire through the course or program. Appendix A provides a six-page sample course outline for "Psychology 102," and appendix B offers a detailed outline of policies and procedures related to the grading and evaluation of student performance, and a self-paced learning module, directing the instructor to consider course rationale, elaborations, learning activities, performance assessment, and resources when developing outlines. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College of New Caledonia, Prince George (British Columbia). Centre for Improved Teaching.