Presentation on theme: "HIST 110—Europe since 1500 HIST 111--European History and Geography HIST 120—Survey of American History HIST 121—American History and Geography."— Presentation transcript:
HIST 110—Europe since 1500 HIST 111--European History and Geography HIST 120—Survey of American History HIST 121—American History and Geography
European History (To 1815 & Since 1815) Total Enrollments: 586 General Education Enrollments: 491 (84%) History Majors and Education Majors: 95 (16%) American History (To 1877 & Since 1877) Total Enrollments: 875 General Education Enrollments: 607 (69%) History Majors and Education Majors: 268 (31%)
Lecture/Discussion Sections 3 Hours per week Enrollment capped at 40 European History: 15 Sections American History: 23 Sections
Create Courses Designed around General Education Learning Objectives Increase Success of First-Year General Education Students Increase Consistency of Content and Assessment Increase Flexibility in Faculty Assignments
Collapse European History Courses (Before 1815 & Since 1815) into a single European History Course. Collapse American History Courses (Before 1877 & Since 1877) into a single American History Course. Offer One Section of each Course each Semester. Replace 27 Sections with 4 Sections for General Education Students.
One semester American History One semester European History Content shaped by NYSED Standards for Social Studies American History World History Geography
Physical Space, Dedicated to History for 60 hours per week Staffed by Undergraduate Learning Assistants ULA Content Specialist Hours Posted Walk in Tutoring One Hour per Week Required
Responsibilities Design content Design assessment instruments Deliver lectures Oversee all aspects of delivery
Responsibilities: Grading Weekly Primary Source Papers Midterm and Final Exams Maintain 3 Office Hours per Week Qualifications: Generally Graduate Students Generally Recent Graduates Terms: Half-Time Adjunct Appointment: Lousy Salary Good Benefits Three Years Maximum
Responsibilities Staffing History Learning Lab (7 hours per week) Answering or Referring Questions, Online & Not Attend Lectures (1 hour per week) Attend Staff Meetings (2 hours per week) Develop Expertise in One Course—ULA Specialists Selection Junior Standing Outstanding Academic Record Faculty Recommendation Terms Initial Appointment: Internship Reappointment: Wages
Responsibilities: Sets up and manages LMS Sets up and manages Classroom Technology Supervises TAs and ULAs Schedules and Chairs Staff Meetings Chairs Cross-Reading Meetings w/ TAs Terms: Full-Time Tenure Track
Creating Courses Designed around General Education Learning Objectives Creating Courses Designed around Teacher Education Learning Objectives
The large lectures, and the online grading by faceless “virtual” TAs, made the course seem impersonal, and undermined the sense of accountability that students might feel toward faculty.
Students were tested much more thoroughly on their reading than in traditional courses, and were assigned considerably more writing. More assignments provided not merely more opportunities for success, but also more opportunities to fail.
Students were less adept at electronic communication and in navigating an online environment than we had anticipated. Mastery of Facebook does not imply the ability to succeed academically online.