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Resources and Contacts for Teaching

Some useful information if you are teaching at Queens College:

  • To order the textbook for your class, contact the QC Bookstore
  • To set up a BlackBoard for your class, you will need to establish a CUNY portal account
  • To make multiple copies of paper materials for your class (syllabi, exams, other) you need to submit an order to Reprographics, located in Jefferson Hall basement, room 08. Obtain the appropriate application form from the Psychology Department office. Expect your order to take up to a week or more during busy periods
  • To arrange for Audio/Visual support, contact QC Media Services. Ask in the Psychology Department office for the appropriate application forms. Additionally, some AV equipment is available throught the Psychology Department. You can reserve the equipment in advance with the Departmental Secretary. For use of LCD projectors, slide projectors etc, contact Boris Berezovski (718-997-3205)
  • To set up your E-Reserve Library page, contact the Reserve Office located in the Rosenthal Library, Room 304

QC Psychology Department Teaching Apprenticeship Program (TAP)

Co-coordinators: Drs. Robert Lanson & Andrea Li

Salary Upon completion of a teaching mentorship program (see Requirements below). Masters and Doctoral students are eligible to teach as adjunct lecturers at a rate of $58.68 per contact hour. (Contact hours are the number of hours the course actually meets over the course of the semester). This rate increases with each consecutive semester that you teach (see Adjunct Lecturer rates). Total compensation can be calculated by multiplying the total number of contact hours by the above figure (a typical 3-credit course meets for 45 hours which comes out to a total of $2,640.60 for the semester). If a student teaches 60 or more hours a semester, they are eligible to receive an additional 15 hours of adjunct pay (15 × 58.68 = $880.20) to cover out-of-class contacts, make-up exams and office hours.

Courses

  • Psychological Statistics (107), Lecture: 60 hours, Lab: 30-60 hours
  • Introductory Psychology (101) 60 hours
  • Developmental Psychology (214) 45 hours
  • Experimental Psychology (213W) 60 hours
  • Advanced Experimental Psychology (311-321) 60 hours

Requirements

Students in this program are required to attend one 75-minute workshop given annually in the fall (Monday, 10/1/07, 12:15-1:30 PM). This workshop introduces them to many resources on teaching and on college rules and regulations. The student is then assigned to a faculty mentor in either the fall or spring semester, and must attend at least two lectures given by the mentor. The student and the mentor then meet to plan a lecture which the student must give. After the student has presented the lecture to the class, the mentor critiques the student’s performance and sends an evaluation to the mentorship committee chairman. A student who received a positive evaluation is put into the pool of prospective student teachers. The program coordinators then assign students to teach particular courses, taking the students’ course preferences and schedules into account. The faculty mentor can serve as a guide for the student in creating syllabi, tests, and other pedagogical matters subsequent to the training experience. This November (date TBA), Dr. Sarit Golub from the Writing Across the Curriculum program will be hosting an additional (optional) workshop to provide more in-depth information on these topics.

Evaluations, Awards and Recognition

During the semester that you teach your assigned course, you will be evaluated by a member of the faculty in the department who will sit in on one of your classes. Teachers who have been positively evaluated are often given the option to offer a course of their choosing during the summer session (same pay rate as above). The College offers an award and monetary stipend ($3000) for an adjunct instructor selected as Adjunct Teacher of the year.