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The Teacher's Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section A: Policies and Procedures
Section B: Teaching Practice
Section C: Rewarding Teaching

SECTION A: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


The University Context 

California Public Higher Education
The University of California
University of California and Diversity
The UCLA Administrative Context
The UCLA Student
Enrolling and Advising Students
Standard Enrollment Procedures
Other Enrollment Procedures
Special Programs Enrollment
Office Hours
 
FERPA Guidelines for Faculty
Counseling and Advising Students
Academic Dishonesty        

Defining Academic Dishonesty
Strategies for Promoting Academic Honesty
Examinations
Checking for Plagiarism
Confronting Academic Dishonesty
Reporting Academic Dishonesty

Professional Behavior

Faculty Code of Conduct
Procedures for Disputes and Complaints Against Faculty
Student Code of Conduct
Procedures for Grievances Against Students
Avoiding Sexual Liaisons with Students
The Campus Ombuds Office
Avoiding Complaints

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SECTION B: TEACHING PRACTICE


Course and Curriculum Planning

Designing an Undergraduate Course

Preparing Your Course
Selecting and Ordering Course Textbooks and Related Materials
Web-based Resources for Instruction
Once Class Begins
Teaching Students with Disabilities
Curricular Alternatives and Innovations
Programs for Instructional Innovation
Suggested Readings

Student Writing

Your Student's Background in Writing
Writing Assignments
Examinations
More on Grading

Examinations and Grading at UCLA

Assigning Course Grades
Dealing with Special Circumstances
Considering Final Examination Issues
Setting Alternative Examination Dates
Maintaining Student Confidentiality
Individual Course Grading Standards and Policies
Grading Strategies
Electronic Grade Submission
Suggested Readings

Working with Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistant Categories and Duties
Percentage and Use of TA Time
The UCLA TA Training Program
Departmental TA Guidelines
Other Graduate Student Teaching Roles
Suggested Readings

Technology and Teaching

The Relationship Between Technology and Teaching
Steps to Incorporate Technology into Instruction
Common Campus Computer Resources
Computer Resources for Faculty
Computer Resources for Students at UCLA
Computer Resources for the Disabled
Incorporating Technology into Instruction
UCLA Office of Instructional Development (OID)
Resources for Teaching with Technology
Suggested Readings

University Libraries

Charles E. Young Research Library
College Library
Special Collections
Subject Libraries
Specialized Services

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SECTION C: REWARDING TEACHING


Measuring and Evaluating Teaching

Defining and Measuring Effective Teaching
Data from Students: Systematic Student Evaluations
Supplemental Types of Evaluation
Data from Students: Interviews with Students
Data from Peers
Data from Oneself
Suggested Readings

Documenting and Improving Teaching

Documenting Teaching Using a Teaching Dossier or Portfolio
Developing a Comprehensive Departmental System of Evaluation
Suggested Readings

Rewarding Teaching at UCLA

Distinguished Teaching Awards (Senate Members)
Distinguished Teaching Awards (Non-Senate Members)
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Awards

Resources for Improving Teaching


General Publications on Improving Teaching
Journals
Official University Publications

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