Graduate Student Teacher Information
Graduate student teachers at the WVU College of Business and Economics are professionals. To your students, you are the face of WVU. You are the face of the academic discipline of Economics. You know the difference between positive and normative economics. Make sure that your students do too.
- You must have a syllabus that meets college and university guidelines. All sections of Economics 201 must have the same Learning Objectives (see menu to the right) and similarly for all sections of Econ 202, Econ 225 and BCOR 340. Review the Syllabus Requirements and Recommendations.
- Put your syllabus on the H-drive at H:/syllabi by the end of the first week of classes.
- Order your student evaluations of instruction (SEI) about mid-semester.
- Remember that we use paper SEIs for all courses except online courses. For online courses, we use the electronic eSEIs.
- At the end of the semester or early in the following semester, please provide an electronic copy AND a paper copy of your Student Evaluations to the Division of Economics & Finance's program assistant Ms. Karen Smith. This information is required for those who hope to teach again for the Division and is helpful to faculty who will write letters of recommendation for you.
- Please make sure to have your class observed by a peer teacher (another graduate student who is teaching this semester) on two occasions during the semester. It should be a different peer observer each time. For each peer observation, the instructor and observer must fill out a form. Both the instructor and the observer must fill out a Classroom Observer Report. The observer must fill out a Classroom Observer Feedback Report and share this with the instructor. It is up to graduate student teachers to organize these peer observations.
- For classes during the Fall and Spring semesters instructors are required to give midterm grades. Actually the only grades we report are Ds and Fs. The University sends these out to notify students who are doing poorly in class. Please have a basis for your midterm grades. We do not do midterm grades for summer classes.
- Do not add students to your class or tell students that they can add your class. Refer all students to the Division's program assistant Karen Smith in Room 419. Only she can add students to your class.
Academic Dishonesty and Grade Appeals
You may have a case of cheating by one of your students. Here is WVU policy, summarized in two important one-page pdfs. If you encounter a case of academic dishonesty, please immediately consult with the Director of the Division of Economics and Finance.
- Economics 201
- Economics 202
- Economics 225
- BCOR 340: Sample Syllabus, consult with Dr. Paul Speaker for Learning Objectives and Common Content.
- BUSA 340: Sample Syllabus, consult with Professor Frank DeGeorge for Learning Objectives and Common Content.
- FIN 310: Sample Syllabus, consult with Dr. Naomi Boyd for Learning Objectives and Common Content.
Final Exam Schedule
Instructors are required to give a final and to give it at the university scheduled time and day. Please see registrar.wvu.edu/current_students/finals for the current final exam schedule.
Incomplete Grade Contract - To issue a grade of "I" the instructor and
student must complete and sign the Incomplete Grade Contract.
Scanning Instructions - for those who use scantrons in large classes
Statement on Student Attendance from the WVU Faculty Senate
Make the First Week Count from the WVU Office of the Provost
Encouraging Civil Behavior in Large Classes