Number 98-24
Description Lab instructors should give oral exam
Authored by SCC
Sponsored by James Egloff
Date Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 1997
Date Considered Tuesday, October 6, 1998
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Rules and Appropriations
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - There have been no complaints about this issue.
Whereas Students in labratory science classes have problems understanding their experiments and work because of language barriers between themselves and their labratory teaching assistant; and
Whereas Students cannot communicate their immediate questions or concerns about a particular experiment; and
Whereas The students' understanding and participation in a lab suffers because their questions cannot be fully understood; and
Whereas If the lab TA could fully understand the English involved, the students performance in a lab would increase.
Be It Further Resolved That Before teaching any lab, a labratory instructor should pass not only a standardized oral exam but an undergraduate student administered oral exam to determine the proposed TA's ability to instruct future students.