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How to Identify and Fix a Bad Class

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What can a professor do in this situation?
DON’T GIVE UP - a course can be turned around.
What can happen when these symptoms occur?
- Students can complain to the professor
- Or, more commonly, they go over their head
- Parents complain to the administration
- Students become disruptive in class

All of this, unfortunately results in, “Students are not learning”

Some of these FEELINGS might be experienced:
For the students
Frustrated /  angry  /  overwhelmed /  inadequate / apathetic / passive-aggressive

For the professor
Frustration / worry / concern / helpless / defensive

For the administration
Frustrated / Concerned / wary / increased workload - aka - fire fighting

DON’T GIVE UP - a course can be turned around.

When you address the problem is important.
- Don’t assume that you know what the problem is.
- Conduct an anonymous - in-class survey.

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How to Identify and Fix a Bad Class

What Happens When a Class Goes Bad?


PODCAST OUTLINE
What do you do with a dead class?
What do you do when a class isn’t working?
This is not for the faint of heart.
It is our hope that this information will prevent the Professor from receiving poor course evaluations - or worse.
OR - taking away from the quality of learning.

For our student listeners, we hope that information will give you some insights into some of the challenges your professors may be dealing with.

A moment of truth, albeit - too late, is when you open the sealed envelope containing your course evaluations - often, months after the course has ended

HERE’S A LIST OF SITUATIONS WHICH MIGHT CONTRIBUTE TO A CLASS GOING BAD - BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF INSTRUCTION:

- At the last minute, a professor is unable to teach a course and you take over.
- The professor who taught these students prior to your arrival taught very differently. This situation is very common, someone leaves a university and takes a different job, retires, or passes away. - The current student population, and the new Prof. are forced into a transitionary situation -sometimes overnight.
- When the professor designed the course, they deviated from the course description, which the students read when they registered for the course.
- The professor was just hired shortly before the class began did not have adequate time to design the course.
- The professor did not take the time “get to know who their students are” when they designed the course.
- The professor does not know how to design a course.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS WHEN A CLASS IS NOT WORKING?
Some symptoms might be:
- Students are not engaged.
- Students drop early in the semester
- A student or students tell the Prof. the class is not working.
- Attendance problems.
- Lack of participation.
- Lack of community atmosphere in the class.
- Students not doing well with the materiel.
- Obvious lack of professor respect.
- Professor’s attitude toward the class changes.

WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THESE OCCUR?
- Students can complain to the professor

In our next podcast, we will continue with this topic and discuss solutions.
Well, thank you very much for listening to this episode and sincerely hope that we have provided you with some helpful information.

We welcome your feedback to this podcast and our work:
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Email us! Daniel: daniel@studentcaring.com
David: david@studentcaring.com
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OR You may tell give voice feedback on student caring TOLL - FREE voice number,

1 - (855) NEWWAY- CARE       That’s - 1 -(855) 639-9292

This episode was recorded on: Thursday, March 1, 2012

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING & PLEASE JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

You canfind us on these social networks:
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... This way, we can keep you informed about our upcoming eBook and Audio program:  The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching

Until next time:  Keep Caring!

DAVID
And now, with gratitude to my son, Joseph   < jpecoraro211@gmail.com> - for our guitar music.

 

 

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