Sorry--my first quick feeler didn't contain full information.
At the U of C, most courses are "half" courses, meaning that they occupy
half an academic year: Sept-Dec or Jan-April. They typically involve 36
contact hours. Quarter courses are special purpose courses for purposes
that are felt--rightly or wrongly--not to need as many contact hours.
AWCR 301 would involve about 18-20 contact hours and the marking of
about 4 shortish formal assignments plus a number of in-class lab
assignments. Class size is small; I can find out how many people the
Rehab Studies folks are expecting in their cohort.
To be more precise about the stiped: the salary range for a half course
is $3600-$4100. A quarter course pays half that. Most people would
start on the bottom step and work up slowly to the staggering wealth of
the top step as they accumulated experience with us.
I'll turn this over to Jo-Anne Andre, now director of Effective Writing
and the designer of the course, for more detailed information. She can
send a more recent course syllabus to anyone seriously interested and
help them get their head around what the course is supposed to do. (NB:
the course text is Giltrow.) Instructors would be working for the U of
C under Jo-Anne's direction although their bodies would be located at
Douglas College. CV's and inquiries should be directed to her at
[log in to unmask], same fax # as mine.
(btw, we will probably only have one section to offer every year or two,
so it's not a landslide of opportunity, but every bit helps
Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Program in Communications Studies
Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs
Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary
Fax: (403) 282-6716
Richard Coe wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> What is a "quarter course" please, and does the "quarter" explain the
> smallness of the stipend? How many contact hours are there? How many
> student papers to read?
> At 09:24 AM 11/30/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >I'm putting out feelers for someone who might be interested in teaching
> >a quarter course in writing for the University of Calgary's
> >long-distance rehab studies program at Douglas College.
> >Rehabilitation Studies has a Community of Learners program that features
> >cohorts of learners in various places in the country. Most are adult
> >learners with diplomas in various aspects of community care who are
> >upgrading to a Bachelor's degree. They take some courses by distance ed
> >and some are taught by local instructors on site.
> >A Vancouver cohort will be starting this January at Douglas College.
> >One of the courses that students will be taking is called "Reflective
> >Practice in Community Rehabilitation," a course that--guess
> >what--encourages students to reflect on the meaning of "practice" in all
> >its forms. It is formally paired with a quarter course in writing,
> >Academic Writing 301, offered under the auspices of the U of C Effective
> >Writing program. The content of the reflective practice course provides
> >the occasion for writing (and researching etc) in the ACWR course. Very
> >So now we need someone who would like to pick up a few bucks
> >(approximately 2000 of them, I believe) for teaching the course this
> >January to April. Instruction is concentrated into chunks of time once
> >a month. There would be some flexibility in timing to suit the
> >instructor's other obligations.
> >Anyone out there interested, or know somebody who would be interested?
> >Judy, Rick, Janet, do you know any good part-time people who could use
> >some extra work?
> >Doug Brent
> >Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Program in Communications Studies
> >Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs
> >Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary
> >(403) 220-5458
> >Fax: (403) 282-6716