Department of English

University of Toronto

Graduate Course Preference Form

Graduate Course Preference Form 2020-2021
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The Program Committee of Graduate English will meet in the fall term to put together the curriculum for the following year. At that time, the committee reviews your selection of course preferences, including "repeat course" proposals and proposals for new courses. The Program Committee may request revisions before new proposals are presented for governance approval to the Graduate Council and the FAS Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Note that we must provide "learning outcomes" for all courses. For each new course you propose, include five or six learning outcomes; add them to any repeat courses you request. See the addendum distributed via email for a brief discussion and a few examples.

Please offer a choice of at least TWO COURSES. The Program Committee tries to provide a wide range of courses across the program's designated fields. While programmatic needs may determine which course is selected, please be sure to rank your preferences clearly in the "Additional Comments" section below. Note also that for the first time this year we are asking you to request not only preferred term but also preferred days/times. Please offer at least two possible days and at least four possible time slots on each day.

Repeat course proposals: Although it is vital for the department to have a vibrant and up-to-date selection of courses, you may include among your preferences courses from previous years that you would like to teach again. The course titles and descriptions must match the version that received formal governance approval. The description may be updated by appending an extra paragraph or a few sentences for inclusion on the department website. The "Course Reading List" and the "Course Method of Evaluation and Course Requirements" can be amended from year to year as well. Please include the updated versions of these sections in your submission; also please add "Learning Outcomes" to courses that lack them. Note that courses not taught within the past five years require re-activation and governance approval.

New course proposals: The committee welcomes new course proposals. FAS limits the approved course description for new courses to 200 words and the course title to 60 characters (with a 30- character ROSI short-title). Be sure to keep the title and official description within the word limit. You can append (and later amend) a more specific second paragraph, if you wish. Include a "Course Reading List," "Course Method of Evaluation and Course Requirements," and "Learning Outcomes" for the committee to review. These sections are not included in the word limit. Note that course descriptions that give students insight into critical approach and methodology in addition to writers and texts are especially helpful in ensuring robust enrollments.

Anticipated leaves: If you are planning a full- or half-year leave in 2020-21, please simply fill in your name and check the leave box; no need to complete the rest of the form. (Faculty with half-leaves are normally ineligible for graduate teaching during the year of their leave).

Administrative duties: If you are serving in an administrative post that comes with teaching release in 2020-21 and you will NOT be teaching a graduate course as a result, there is no need to complete the entirety of this form; simply fill out the name boxes at the beginning, explain the situation in the "Additional Comments" box at the end, preview, and submit.  If you are serving in an administrative post with teaching release in 2020-21 but intend to teach a graduate course, please complete the entire form and include a brief explanation in the "Additional Comments" box.


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INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Given Names:
Surname:
Are you eligible and applying for full-year sabbatical leave (or other leave) in 2020-2021?
YesNo
Are you eligible and applying for half-year sabbatical leave (or other leave) in 2020-2021? If yes, give details in ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.
YesNo
Are you applying for a fellowship with a release time stipend, or another form of visitorship or research leave, for 2020-2021? If yes, give details in ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.
YesNo
REPEAT COURSE PROPOSAL(s)
List courses already taught for Graduate English that you would like to repeat. (Provide COURSE CODES, TITLES, and the YEARS/SEMESTERS that each course was taught):
1st Repeat Course Description (use this form to easily attach an existing document or pdf to this submission):
2nd Repeat Course Description (use this form to easily attach an existing document or pdf to this submission):
NEW COURSE PROPOSAL(S)
The description will be used by the Program Committee, the Graduate Council, and the Website Administrator. To submit a new course proposal, please fully complete this section.
New Course (no. 1) Title:
New Course Field (no. 1) (if more than one field, list in space below):
New Course Other Applicable Fields (no. 1):
New Course Description (no. 1) (Maximum 200 Words):
New Course Reading List (no. 1):
New Course Method of Evaluation and Course Requirements (no. 1): [NB: SGS requires that participation grade must not exceed 20% of total]
New Course Learning Outcomes (no.1):
New Course (no. 2) Title:
New Course Field (no. 2) (if more than one field, list in space below):
New Course Other Applicable Fields (no. 2):
New Course Description (no 2.) (Maximum 200 Words):
New Course Reading List (no.2):
New Course Method of Evaluation and Course Requirements (no. 2): NB: SGS requires that participation grade must not exceed 20% of total]
New Course Learning Outcomes (no. 2):
SCHEDULING INFORMATION
Scheduling Information: Please note that initially you are being asked to indicate only preferred TERM and SEMINAR LENGTH. A selection form for DATES and TIMES will be circulated later.
This information is used to schedule both REPEAT and NEW Courses. The Department recognizes changes may occur.
Requested Term - Rank in order of preference
  Fall   Spring   Summer 
Requested Term (use this space to write in multiple terms if you cannot select above):
Days you would like to teach - Please provide a minimum of TWO different days of the week as possible scheduling options:
Mon. AM (9-12)Tues. AM (9-12)Wed. AM (9-12)Thurs. AM (9-12)Fri. AM (9-12)
Mon. PM (12-5)Tues. PM (12-5)Wed. PM (12-5)Thurs. PM (12-5)Fri. PM (12-5)
Mon. PM (5-9)Tues. PM (5-9)Wed. PM (5-9)Thurs. PM (5-9)Fri. PM (5-9)
For EACH day indicated above, please indicate THREE possible specific time blocs when you would be able to teach. (Standard two-hour blocs are M-F 9-11, 10-12, 11-1, 12-2, 1-3, 2-4, 3-5, and 6-8; standard three-hour blocs are M-F 9-12, 10-1, 11-2, 3-6, and 4-7.):
Requested Seminar Length (select one):
2 hours3 hours
Additional Comments
Additional Comments or Information (please also use this box to rank your courses by teaching preference):
 

To submit this form, AFTER you have completed the information, click the "Preview" button.  This will open a preview screen.  If satisfied with your answers, complete click "submit."  The form will then be automatically forwarded to the Graduate English office.
MAC USERS: Please note that some versions of MAC OS block the confirmation reply from this program.  If that happens, please email Marguerite Perry at marguerite.perry@utoronto.cafor direct confirmation of your submission.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or
problems regarding this form, please contact Marguerite Perry at marguerite.perry@utoronto.ca or 416-978-2526.


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