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Writer: Hayden Coombs
On February 7th, 2013, Brother Thurgood conducted a Course Leads Responsibilities Training. The primary reason for Course Lead trainings is to help Course Leads understand their important roles, as well as to explain how you will have the time to fulfill this responsibility.
In an effort to keep all modes of delivery aligned and continually improving, department chairs assign course leads for multi-section courses (typically four or more sections).
As needed, department chairs ensure that a portion of the course lead's load is designated for significant course redevelopment or modification, to allow for class observations, for communicating with other instructors of that course, and to participate in Course Councils. This load allocation may be from 0 to 3 hours per semester. It is anticipated that the amount of load would be reassessed each semester and that it might decrease over time.
In situations where many sections of a course exist (such as Foundations courses), a department chair may consult with his or her college dean and the associate academic vice president for instruction about the possibility of appointing an assistant course lead, as well.
Department chairs and faculty are the chief stewards of content. Among other things, they do the following:
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