Description of Teaching Context

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Fall 2013

Course Instructed: Hydraulics Laboratory, CE 381 is a 1-credit laboratory course which demonstrates key principles of fluid dynamics/hydraulics. The course is not required, although it fulfills the graduation requirement for laboratory credits.

Demographic Information: 12 students, all Civil Engineering majors, 2 seniors, 10 juniors

Class setting: 1-hour lecture one time per week, 3-hour laboratory one time per week

Teaching responsibilities: Gave weekly lecture, was lab instructor, graded lab reports and assignments, and held office hours.

Level of faculty supervision: All course material was developed by faculty mentor and discussed prior to delivering the lecture and lab instruction. Lecture, lab instruction, and grading were autonomous. Final exam administration, grading, and submission of final grades was performed by faculty mentor.

Spring 2014

Course Instructed: Hydraulics, CE 382 is a 3-credit lecture course which covers the fundamentals of fluid dynamics in a civil engineering context.  The course is required for some undergraduate students in the civil engineering department.

Demographic Information: 61 students

  • Majors: Agriculture & Life Sciences – Biological Engineering-BS, Civil Engineering-BS, Environmental Engineering-BS, Construction Engineering & Management-BS
  • 12 seniors, 30 juniors, 19 sophomores

Class setting: Tuesday/Thursday 1 hour 15 minute lecture sessions

Teaching responsibilities: Gave weekly lectures, coordinated homework and quiz grading with Teaching Assistant, graded exams, and held office hours.

Level of faculty supervision: Most course material was developed by faculty mentor and discussed prior to delivering the lecture and lab instruction. Fellow developed some homework, quiz, and exam material. Lecture delivery and grading were autonomous.

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