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Graduate Course Preference Form 2019-2020
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The Program Committee of Graduate English will meet early 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.
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. 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-year leave in 2019-20, please simply fill in your name and check the leave box; no need to complete the rest of the form. If you are planning a half-year leave, please check that box. Faculty with half-leaves normally are ineligible for graduate teaching during that year but should still complete the form: you may be considered if we need extra courses to achieve coverage. Moreover, given that leave plans often change over the year, it is useful to have information on file that will allow the Graduate Program to revisit staffing arrangements as needed.
Administrative duties: If you are serving in an administrative post that comes with teaching release in 2019-20 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 2019-20 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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