Student Teaching Activities
Guidelines for Academic Credit
Students in the School of Pharmacy may earn academic credit for their roles as instructors (e.g., conference leaders, elective coordinators). This opportunity promotes students' active involvement in the curriculum, provides direct experience in course development and implementation, and supports the development of courses that reflect current issues and student interests.
The following guidelines apply to the credit students may earn for teaching activities:
- Decisions about granting credit are at the discretion of the faculty member in charge of the course. Arrangements for receiving academic credit must be made prospectively in writing. Specific educational objectives, student activities, and evaluation criteria must be established and agreed upon by the student and faculty member and approved by the department and the Office of Student & Curricular Affairs.
- Faculty should make a careful assessment of the time required for the teaching activities. Under the University's system for determining the unit value of courses and academic experiences, one unit of credit is equivalent to approximately 30 hours of work. The number of units earned and number of student instructors receiving credit should be consistent with this guideline.
- In most instances, credit is earned through development of an Independent Study (198).
- To receive credit, students must be registered during the quarter in which they are serving as instructors.
- If the student instructors will be enrolled in the course for credit, provisions should be made for an independent assessment of their performance in completing course requirements.
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