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Preparing for the Fall Quarter: The Faculty Perspective

As you are looking ahead to the next academic year, so are our School of Business Administration faculty.  You may not know that in general, SBA professors spend about three hours of time outside the classroom preparing for every hour we spend teaching inside the classroom.  So, a typical 3-hour evening class needs at least 9 hours of time—per week–dedicated to tasks such as meeting with students, preparing lecture notes/slides, and grading exams.  Most professors thus spend many hours during the summer months in preparing for the next year’s courses.  And although the Fall 2010 quarter doesn’t start until August 30th, GSB registration begins July 26th…which means we need to be ready to respond to student questions when LOCUS becomes available for registration.

The 2010-11 GSB academic calendar.

Don’t forget to register!

Other behind-the-scene faculty tasks that you might not have thought about:

  • Posting materials on Blackboard—those PowerPoint slides don’t just prepare themselves, you know!  Check out your Blackboard links:
  • Answering student questions about the course/assignments/dates/exams…

And guess what…we do this all again every term!

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