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Chemistry & Biochemistry Preceptor Program
Do you want to gain experience teaching at the college level and reflect about central issues in learning science?
Enroll in the chemistry and biochemistry preceptor program!
- Receive upper-division credit (Honors too!): BIOC xxx, CHEM 391, 391H or 491
- Reinforce your notion of being an educator
- Gain experience in course development and assessment
- Distinguish yourself as a leader
- Enhance your network by establishing ties with faculty
Preceptor duties vary, but may include:
- Attending class lectures or labs
- Attending weekly meetings with professors and TAs
- Assisting in the tutor room for up to 2 hours per week
- Assisting with class demonstrations and projects
- Conducting surveys and interviews to assess student learning
- Compiling data to report to faculty
- Delivering review sessions prior to exams
- Submitting a summarizing report at the end of the course
Grading and Credit
Students will earn a grade (Alternative grades only! S, P, etc.) based on the quality and quantity of their participation in the different sessions of the program (planning, teaching, seminar). Final grades will take into account the program coordinators’ and the supervising instructor’s evaluation of the student. Instructors may also require the development of a preceptorship portfolio.
Each unit of credit requires 45 hours of work. This is about 3 hours/week during fall & spring terms per unit of preceptor credit. You may take up to 3 units of preceptor credit per term (total of 135 hours). You may enroll as a preceptor a maximum of 2 times.
- GPA of at least 2.0
- Sophomore or higher class standing
- B or better in the class for which the student will serve as a preceptor
- Approval of the faculty member teaching the course
To sign up:
1. First find a faculty member and CHEM course to preceptor.
2. Interview with the professor of the class and get permission to enroll as a preceptor.
3. Download and complete a Preceptor Application - PDF. Once your form has been approved by the course instructor/preceptor advisor, return it to the Advisors' Office (Old Chemistry Room 210) to be added to the appropriate section of the course.