Fall 2018 GS Courses

The following may be taken as stand-alone courses or as a selected set leading to a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning.  Information about the certificate can be found here: http://gradschool.uky.edu/graduate-certificate-college-teaching-learning

GS 650: Preparing Future Faculty (2 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Morris Grubbs​
Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Gatton Business and Economics Building, Rm. 235

A seminar introducing graduate students to the roles and responsibilities of college and university faculty and assisting them in understanding the range of institutions where faculty are employed. Students will focus on the academic expectations, institutional identities, and particular policies and procedures that characterize different types of institutions of higher learning.  Applying for faculty positions and strategies for achieving early success in faculty appointments are addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing.

GS 610: College Teaching Seminar (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Dr. Linda Worley
​Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., P.O.T., Rm. 112

A seminar addressing a wide range of teaching and learning issues in the college classroom.  Intended for raduate students who want to prepare for future academic careers and enhance current teaching activities, this seminar will focus on making teaching and learning more effective, efficient, and creative. Developing effective teaching strategies early in one's career can reduce the time and stress associated with teaching, free up time for other scholarly work and collegial interactions, produce positive student evaluations, and, most importantly, enhance student learning. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing.

GS 620: Teaching in the 21st Century: (TOPIC PENDING) (2 credit hours)
Tuesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., P.O.T., Rm 110

EPE 672: College Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Jeffery Bieber
Wednesdays, 4:00 until 6:30 p.m., Dickey Hall, Rm. 135

EPE 653: History of Higher Education (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. John Thelin
Tuesdays, 7:00 until 9:30 p.m., Dickey Hall, Rm. 127

EPE 798: Seminar in Higher Education: High Impact Educational Practices (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Jane Jensen
Thursdays, 4:00 until 6:30 p.m., Dickey Hall, Rm. 129

See notes below on tuition funding for Professional Development courses:

1.      If you have an assistantship (TA/RA/GA) and are pre-Qualifying Exam, tuition for professional development courses is normally covered by your assistantship, just as your program courses are.  If you have an assistantship as a TA and are enrolled in your program’s 767 course (Dissertation Residency Credit), your DGS should email Dr. Kevin Sarge, Associate Dean of Funding, in the Graduate School (kevin.sarge@uky.edu) to request approval for tuition coverage for professional development courses. If you have an assistantship as an RA or GA and are enrolled in your program’s 767 course, taking classes in addition to 767, within or outside a graduate certificate program, will result in tuition charges to your adviser’s grant or department account. 

2.      If you are an international doctoral student who is pre-Qualifying Exam, or are a master’s student, and are already enrolled for 9 credits, there should normally not be an additional charge for tuition for taking additional courses.  Please see the registrar’s tuition page and consult your DGS to ensure that your program has that threshold for full tuition as some may not (http://www.uky.edu/registrar/2017-18-Tuition). 


If you have a question about whether or not your assistantship will cover tuition for professional development courses, contact Dr. Kevin Sarge (Kevin.sarge@uky.edu), Associate Dean for Funding, or Dr. Morris Grubbs, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Professional Development (morris.grubbs@uky.edu).  If you are an international student and have a question about whether or not your visa status will allow you to take professional development courses, contact Mr. John Honeycutt in the International Center (john.honeycutt@uky.edu)