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120 - Instruction, Procedures Related to

Section: 120-8
Effective: 06/11/1984
Supersedes: 10/02/1978
Review: TBD
Issuance Date: 06/11/1984
Issuing Office: Academic Senate

PPM 120-8 Policy [pdf format]
PPM 120-8 Exhibit A [pdf format]

UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANCE IN COURSES

I.                REFERENCES

 

      1. Academic Senate Regulation 750(D)
      2. San Diego Division Regulation 525

 

II.                POLICY

 

Academic Senate Regulation 750(D) states that "only persons approved by the appropriate administrative officer, with the concurrence of the committee on courses concerned, may assist in instruction in courses authorized by the Academic Senate."

 

San Diego Division Regulation 525, Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice, reads:

 

A.            Definition

 

An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice is an undergraduate student who serves as an assistant in an undergraduate course under the supervision of a faculty member. The purpose of the apprenticeship is to learn the methodology of teaching through actual practice in a regularly scheduled course.

 

B.            Guidelines

 

1.     An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice shall be an upper division student. He/she shall be involved only with lower division courses.

 

2.     Students are not permitted to assist in courses in which they are enrolled.

 

3.     An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Departments may establish higher grade point average requirements.

 

4.     The faculty instructor is responsible for the course content and for maintaining the overall quality of instruction, including supervision of Undergraduate Instructional Apprentices. He/she has responsibility for all grades given in the class.

 

5.     The instructor is expected to meet regularly with the Undergraduate Apprentice to evaluate the student's performance and to provide the direction needed for a worthwhile educational experience.

 

6.     An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice may receive credit on a Pass/Not Pass basis only.

 

7.     A student may not be an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice more than once for the same course for credit.

 

8.     A student may not be an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice in more than one course in a quarter.

 

9.     The total credit accumulated as an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice shall not exceed eight units.

 

C.            Procedure

 

All departments/programs using Undergraduate Instructional Apprentices shall submit to the CEP Subcommittee on Undergraduate Courses a description of the role of the Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice, as part of the petition for approval. Any deviation from the guidelines above must be explained and justified in a memo accompanying the petition. Any major change in the function or duty of the Apprentice in a course should also be approved by the CEP Subcommittee on Undergraduate Courses.

 

III.                PROCEDURE

 

The Committee on Educational Policy and Courses (CEP) requires that an Application for Undergraduate Instructional Assistant form, Exhibit A, be completed for each undergraduate

 

student used to assist in each course, whether or not the student is receiving academic credit for the assistance. A copy of this form, approved by the department chair, must be submitted to CEP before the start of the course. Departments wishing to offer academic credit for undergraduate instructional assistance should do so through a special course numbered 195.

 

IV.                RESPONSIBILITY

 

The department chair is responsible for the following:

 

A.            Assuring that the guidelines in San Diego Division Regulation 525 have been followed.

 

B.            Requesting exceptions from CEP when necessary.

 

C.            Ensuring the Application for Undergraduate Instructional Assistant form has been completed for each undergraduate student used to assist in each course.

 


 

EXHIBIT A

APPLICATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

 

_____________________
Name of Student

_____________________
Grade Point Average

____________
Department

_______________________
Standing (Junior or Senior)

____________________________________
Course Name & Number in Which Assisting

____________
Quarter/Year

_______________________________
Name of Instructor in Charge of Course

Is student to receive 195 (or other)
course credit for instructional assistance? ______________________

___________________________________________________________________________
Duties as Assistant

___________________________________________________________________________
Nature of Supervision

_______________________________
Signature of Student/Date

_______________________________
Signature of Instructor/Date

Distribution: White - Distribution copy
Pink - Committee on Educational
Policy & Courses, Q-002

________________________________
Signature of Department Chair/Date


 

San Diego Division Regulation 525 - Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice:

 

A.            Definition - An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice is an undergraduate student who serves as an assistant in an undergraduate course under the supervision of a faculty member. The purpose of the apprenticeship is to learn the methodology of teaching through actual practice in a regularly scheduled course.

 

B.            Guidelines

 

    1. An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice shall be an upper division student. He/she shall be involved with only one lower division course.

 

    1. Students are not permitted to assist in courses in which they are enrolled.

 

    1. An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Departments may establish higher grade point average requirements.

 

    1. The faculty instructor is responsible for the course content and for maintaining the overall quality of instruction, including supervision of Undergraduate Instructional Apprentices. He/she has responsibility for all grades given in the class.

 

    1. The instructor is expected to meet regularly with the Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice to evaluate the student's performance and to provide the direction needed for a worthwhile educational experience.

 

    1. An Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice may receive credit on a Pass/Not Pass basis only.

 

    1. A student may not be an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice more than once for the same course for credit.

 

    1. A student may not be an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice in more than one course in a quarter.

 

    1. The total credit accumulated as an Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice shall not exceed eight units.