This site provides useful information about teaching practices within the College. It aims to
provide academic staff with information on good teaching practice
provide staff with links to useful resources (within and without the College) on teaching
Good Teaching Practice
In order to ensure quality and consistency of course delivery, all lecturers are required to follow the College's Academic Teaching and Planning Guidelines. These guidelines are set to enable the lecturer to prepare and deliver lectures in a professional manner.
It also sets a framework on how to set and mark assignments, project, tests, and examinations in accordance to set criteria in order to ensure fairness and integrity. This Quality Guidelines [.pdf, 1 MB] is accessible from the College Intranet.
On Preparing Assignments (Extracted from Teaching Policies)
To ensure consistency and to remove unnecessary ambiguity, assignments are to be prepared in a proper format such that the students are clear of the expectations and deadlines. The assignment should include the following points:
what are required/expected of the students (i.e. the scope of the assignment)
the length and method of presentation
duration and deadlines
Assignments should aim to that the students achieve the desired learning outcomes of the course, gearing the student to do self-exploratory research, and should be application or real-life oriented. The use of Internet as a tool is strongly encouraged.
The number of assignments per subject should be reasonable (with a minimum of 5), sufficient to get the students into practicing the major topics covered in the syllabus.
Assignments should be given regularly throughout the semester.
Whenever possible, provide sample answers for the assignments. You can leave the answers in your course folder in the pcm_pdc server or EASY.
The following list are some sample formats for different type of subjects on how these assignments can be prepared. (Intranet access only)