Devote at least a portion of a class period to defining plagiarism and cheating and direct them toward university resources that discuss the issue in greater depth.
As with midterms, preparing for final exams as a class will reassure students of the expectations for the final and will help them get a jump on their preparation. The smaller format of a discussion section allows an instructor to more easily test students on the required reading or research. During the week it is reasonable to assume that an instructor will respond within twenty-four hours. Some of the assessment pertains to the section alone, such as quizzes and in-class essays, and is done independently of the lecture or other parallel sections; in other situations grading must be coordinated with fellow Teaching Assistants or the professor to insure fairness in the process and to prevent cheating among students.
Before the semester begins, check out the classroom where you will be teaching and where the primary lecture will be held, if appropriate. They choose their list of colleges. If you want to encourage the participation of all students, you must reinforce this dynamic from the first day. Avoid informal meetings or social events. Yet, the issues facing her fellow first-generation students are still fresh in her mind.
If you continue to believe that the student has plagiarized, follow the university procedures for reporting an act of academic dishonesty. In addition, as aspiring scholars and future professors in an environment of technological innovation, Teaching Assistants will increase their effectiveness by educating themselves on the ways in which multimedia technology can enhance their teaching and can enrich the learning experience of undergraduate students. We absolutely do.
Laying down in it for the first time, he got emotional. And if, by chance, they fall behind, it will encourage them to contact you and consult the appropriate resources rather than simply disappear. Convey to your students at the beginning of the semester the risks of such behavior and the consequences they will endure should they commit an act of academic dishonesty. Such questions cannot always be anticipated, but often emerge from the unique dynamic of a given lecture.
Remember that you must be fair to all your students, and personal interest in a particular student can be interpreted as favoritism or an improper relationship. In some cases, this philosophy of learning will prompt an instructor to significantly alter course material, to highlight principles by drawing parallel ideas from the contemporary world context or to leave room for significant student contributions. In determining how to complement the lectures, choose a select body of ideas to develop in greater depth and readings that can be explored to better illustrate these principles. By keeping the course relevant, students will better understand the ways in which the divergent forms of class instruction complement one another to provide them with a more rewarding learning experience. As with more blatant acts of plagiarism, ask the student to submit all drafts and research materials used to write the paper. When it came time to sleep, he knew a couple of spots in North Hollywood that were safe.
But perhaps more important are peer relationships, says Beard, whose dissertation focused on how networks help Latino students succeed. I get it. Learner-centered education or active learning recognizes the diversity of individual learning styles of students and seeks to produce environments that nurture as many of these styles as possible. In such situations, acknowledge that you do not know the answer, make a note of the question, and follow up as soon as possible with a response, either by email to an individual student or as an announcement to the entire class, if appropriate.
Teaching Assistants are often responsible for managing multimedia equipment for the professor.
In some regards, we may see that the evolution of the classrooms may involve a closer integration of the lecture classes and the individual sections and labs. As with more blatant acts of plagiarism, ask the student to submit all drafts and research materials used to write the paper. You can generate this plan both from the syllabus for the course and from the questions or issues that arise out of the lecture class.