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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CCJ7940
Tracking Number - 4861

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-01-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Crim. Approved 3/4/14. To USF Sys 3/19. to SCNS 3/27/14. Appd eff 1/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-12-11
  2. Department: Criminology
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 122100000
  5. Contact Person: Lorie Fridell
  6. Phone: 813976862
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CCJ
  9. Number: 7940
  10. Full Title: Teaching Practicum in Criminology
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: I - Internships (Including Practicum)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Teaching Practicum in Crim
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: In this course, a student will receive supervision and mentoring from an experienced teacher in the context of a single undergraduate “live” (not on-line) course, the primary instructor of which is the experienced faculty member.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Justification: This course is being added in the context of a complete revision of the Department of Criminology graduate curriculum. The purposes of the revision are to ensure that the curriculum (a) is updated to reflect current themes/emphases in the discipline, (b) provides students with a well-rounded graduate education, (c) reflects the identity of the USF Department of Criminology and thereby the strengths/expertise of the faculty, and (d) improves outcomes on doctorate comprehensive exams. Adding this course will help us achieve these objectives.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Experience in undergraduate teaching.
  29. Objectives: The objectives of this course are to provide the student with:

    • Actual teaching experience, and

    • Developmental feedback on various aspects of teaching

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

    Objective #1: Prepare and deliver instruction in an in-class course

    • Measurement: Lecture-planning assignment and lecture notes; Professor observation and assessment of delivery

    Objective #2: Develop in-class activities to enhance student engagement

    • Measurement: In-class activity assignment; professor observation and assessment of delivery

    Objective #3: Develop student assessment materials

    • Measurement: Exam and quiz-writing assignments

    Objective #3: Evaluate student work

    • Measurement: Grading assignment of Essay test evaluation assignment

    Objective #4: Manage a classroom

    • Measurement: Problem-solving assignment, professor observation of classroom management

  31. Major Topics: Preparation and delivery of instruction in an in-class course

    Development of in-class activities to enhance student engagement

    Development of student assessment materials

    Evaluation of student work

    Classroom management

  32. Textbooks: McKeachie, Wilbert J. and Svinicki, Marilla (2006). Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Textbook from undergraduate class.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Class is graded S/U.

    1) Prepare and deliver in-class instruction (30%)

    2) Develop In-Class Activities (15%)

    3) Develop student assessment materials (15%)

    4) Evaluate Student Work (25%)

    5) Manage a Classroom (15%)

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1) Prepare and deliver in-class instruction (30%): Students will prepare and deliver at least 3.0 hours of instruction. To that end, the students will:

    a. Identify the topics within the course to cover in his/her lectures.

    b. Prepare learning objectives.

    c. Produce an outline of course content and identify the methods for instruction.

    d. Produce the instructional content in note or PowerPoint form.

    e. Deliver the instructional content to the class.

    2) Develop In-Class Activities (15%): The student will develop four in-class activities designed to enhance student learning.

    3) Develop student assessment materials (15%): The student will develop at least 35 exam questions of various types (e.g., multiple choice, essay) and develop grading rubrics for at least five essay and/or short answer items.

    4) Evaluate Student Work (25%): The student will grade at least 50 undergraduates’ essays and/or short answers and read/grade at least five papers.

    5) Manage a Classroom (15%): The student will problem-solve scenarios posed by the teacher that involve issues that might arise while teaching a course and manage the classroom during his/her instruction time (see #1 above).

  36. Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend every session of the undergraduate class and meet weekly with the professor. Attendance will not be graded.

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: ( Students are expected to notify their instructor at the beginning of the academic term if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination, in accordance with this policy.

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: While deadlines are flexible, all work must be completed within the semester.

    Incomplete (I) grades are strongly discouraged and will be given if, and only if, (1) the student has completed a majority of the course requirements and is otherwise earning a passing grade, and (2) the student shows significant proof of hardship that disallows him or her to complete the coursework.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Criminology PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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