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A Little Book on Teaching by Steven F. Barrett

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CHAPTER 3

Preparation for the first day of classes

3.1 OVERVIEW

This chapter provides practical suggestions on getting ready for the first day of classes. The chapter begins by reiterating the theme that we have used throughout the book: our students are our customers. As faculty members we owe our students our very best preparation. A trip is then taken down memory lane to reflect on what we expected from teachers when we were students. The developed list of desired attributes will become what to work towards as faculty members. A brief introduction to ABET accreditation requirements is then provided to include a review of basic terms and most importantly see how our individual courses contribute to program accreditation. The development of ...

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