The first thing students look for on the first day of class is the syllabus. The syllabus gives them an idea of what to expect for grading, when important assignments are due and how much homework to expect.
Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?
Classroom research suggests that, for any given day and assignment, only 20-30% of the students have completed the assigned course reading, which means instructors are often attempting to facilitate learning when the majority of students have not