Presentation and Teaching

GRD 701
Presentation & Discussion Skills

3 credit hours
Contact Dr. Kellie Carter at kcarter@uab.edu

This course is designed to develop professional communication skills through individual presentations and group evaluations. Topics include the basics of oral presentation, content, organization, and delivery of formal presentations; use of voice and nonverbal communication; and speaking to different audiences. Students’ presentations are videotaped and critiqued by their classmates and the instructor. Fall and Spring. 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail.

GRD 705
Teaching at the College Level and Beyond

3 credit hours.
Contact Nancy Abncy at nabney@uab.edu or 934-8129

This course provides an overview of many important aspects of teaching at the college level and beyond. Topics include designing a course and writing an effective syllabus, writing learning objectives, enhancing lectures, testing and grading, dealing with challenging students and difficult situations, learning and the brain, and accessing appropriate active learning strategies. Spring and Summer. 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail.

GRD 716
Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Contact Nancy Abney nabney@uab.edu or 934-8129

This hybrid course guides participants in developing a Teaching Portfolio for improving teaching practices and enhancing job search potential. The web-based curriculum introduces essential elements of the portfolio, provides tools for gathering necessary documentation, and through individual feedback from the instructor, assists participants in drafting a personal Philosophy of Teaching, upon which the Portfolio is built. 2 class meetings, and weekly online assignments. 2 credits. Spring and Summer terms.