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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RSD6941
Tracking Number - 4959

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For Rehab Sci PhD - Elective. To GC. Appd 2/10/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15.. Approved effective 4/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-02-20
  2. Department: Physical Therapy
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 88250
  5. Contact Person: Dr William S. Quillen
  6. Phone: 8139749863
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: RSD
  9. Number: 6941
  10. Full Title: Teaching Practicum in Rehabilitation Sciences
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  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
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Covers learning theories, teaching methods, assessment techniques and curriculum construction for the adult learner. Students are paired with a teacher-mentor and serve as a teaching assistant in a course relevant to their rehabilitation discipline.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? Most research based doctoral programs in rehabilitation sciences offer a teaching practicum course in order to prepare students for future positions in an academic setting.
  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.) USF faculty member affiliated with the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences, with a doctorate degree, and who are actively teaching in a related field.
  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:

    • Prepare and deliver active training for in-class course(s) or laboratory setting(s)

    • Develop in-class activities to enhance student engagement

    • Develop student assessment materials

    • Evaluate student work

  31. Major Topics: Specific topics within rehabilitation sciences will be covered depending on the faculty mentor’s expertise, teaching assignments, and areas of interest.
  32. Textbooks: (1) Tennant, M., McMullen, C., and Kaczynski, D. (2010) Teaching, Learning, and Research in Higher Education. ISBN: 10:0415962722;

    (2) McKeachie, W. J. & Svinicki, M. (2011). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips. ISBN: 9781133936794;

    (3) Brookfield, S.D. (1995). Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. ISBN: 0787901318.

    (4) Brookfield, S.D. (2013). Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults. ISBN: 9781118017005

    Resource (not required):

    Weimer, M. (2013). Learner Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. ISBN: ISBN: 9780787956462

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Reading assignments from textbooks noted above. Also, peer reviewed literature on contemporary teaching and evidence-based practice in the rehabilitation sciences will be emphasized.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students will be expected to successfully complete formal instruction in an in-class or laboratory setting, oral presentations, discussions, and written assignments as determined by the course director. In addition to these assignments to measure the attainment of learning goals, students are evaluated on: professional behavior (by the course director), participation in group activities and assignments (by classmates), and ability to self-assess one’s own learning and professional growth.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments will consist of oral presentations and written assignments as determined by the course director along with formal instruction in an in-class course or laboratory setting.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    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: (

    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: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Canvas 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: The student will contact the Course Director for instructions on any make-up work that is needed for the course, in accordance with the policies the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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