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Adjunct Faculty Resource Guide Chapter 11

General How To references

11.1 Entering Final Grades

11.2 Syllabus Creation

11.3 Instructional Strategies

11.1

Entering Final Grades

How to access Faculty Srevices:

  1. Go to the myWings portal, located at http://mywings.unf.edu
  2. Login to myWings by entering your network username and password
  3. Select the Faculty Services tab
  4. this will take you directly to the Faculty and Advisors Menu.

Entering Final Grades

  1. From the Faculty & Advisors Menu, click the link 'FinalGrades'.
  2. When prompted, select the term and the CRN for which you will enter the final grades and click the Submit button.
  3. The Final Grades form will display all students who were registered for your class at the end of add/drop.

    Final grades for all courses must be entered by the deadline announced by the Registrar.

    Each student has a dropdown box in the column labeled 'Grade'. Select the appropriate grade for each student.

    You will need to enter responses in 'Last Attend Date' and 'Attend Hours' for all students with an assigned grade of F or I. This is to comply with Federal Financial Aid regulations.

    Faculty can use the date of the last test or assignment submitted by the student if they do not regularly record class attendance.

    If the student did not attend the first day of class, please use that date as the 'Last Attend Date' and list the 'Attend Hours' as 0.

    If the student attended ONLY the first day of class, please use that date as the 'Last Attend Date' and list the 'Attend Hours' as 1.

     
  4. After selecting the grades for all students listed (could be on multiple pages), click the Submit button at the bottom of the class list.

11.2

Syllabus Creation

As a faculty member approaches the development of his or her class, it is important to reflect not only on the content students should understand, but also the information provided through the course syllabus. For most students to be active and engaged participants in the learning experience, understanding the course goals and objectives, instructor's overall expecations, and how work will be evaluated will be critical to their academic success.

The following University policy has been adopted by the Faculty Association and approved by the Provost and President:

Students must be provided written information about the goals and requirements of each course, the nature of the course content, and the methods of evaluation to be employed. The policy was adapted from requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), our accrediting agency. SACSCOC requires that in undergraduate courses, methods of instruction must be appropriate to the goals of each course and the capabilities of the students. Experimentation with methods to improve instruction must be adequately supported and critically evaluated (Section 10.7). SACSCOC also requires that in graduate courses, Instructional methods and delivery systems must provide students with the opportunity to achieve the stated objectives of a course or program. Students must be informed of the goals and requirements of each course, the nature of course content, and the methods of evaluation to be employed. Methods of instruction must be appropriate for students at the specified level of graduate study.

In addition to these requirements, some disciplines have syllabus requirements, as do some colleges or departments on this campus.

 

A syllabus guidebook can be found here: syllabus guidebook, in addition, other traditional and interactive example syllabi can be found at:

The Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) provides downloads of Semester Schedules, including dates and holidays, in Excel format, for creating class schedules. Each file contains a schedule for Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday classes.

Below are some external links that can also assist in syllabus creation:


11.3

Instructional Strategies

There are many models and principles for managing a classroom, depending on discipline, style, outcomes, etc. This website will share resources and ideas for faculty members who would like to reconsider or enhance their current classroom approach.

Creating an active learning environement

Classroom Management