Large courses with multiple sections and multiple instructors pose some special challenges in teaching. Weekly meetings of all teaching staff are an excellent way to ensure that course heads and AIs share goals and standards. Faculty find that such meetings are most valuable when they go beyond purely logistical issues to address pedagogical questions.
Funding is available from the McGraw Center to help defray the cost of refreshments for those faculty who plan to schedule weekly pedagogical meetings with their AIs. To be eligible for funding, the course must be a large lecture class (enrollment of 50 or more students) with 2 AIs or more or a lab course with enrollment of 40 or more with 2 or more lab assistants.
Those accepted will receive $60/person for the semester. If you are new to the fund, we want to let you know that McGraw Center staff are available to join one of your meetings to give you an overview of our resources for preceptors, undergraduates, and faculty or to discuss specific issues related to your course.