Welcome to teaching with Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering! We thank you for taking the time to support our students and programs. Below is a list of helpful resources that will provide you with information about developing coursework and teaching with our office.
Please keep in touch with us and ask questions, we look forward to working with you moving forward!
New Faculty Resources
If faculty are teaching on campus, their classes will be held in one of the state of the art classrooms in the Siegel Learning Center, located in the J.M. Patterson Building on the College Park campus. Mr. Marty Ronnings is in charge and is able to arrange for a tour and introduction at your convenience. He should also be able to assist faculty with scheduling a practice lecture, if they so choose, and with scheduling webcasting times for prerecorded lectures. If faculty will need someone after business hours to pass along a message to their students, call DETS's Master Control Technical Staff at 301-405-4902. The DETS office has put together a handy page for faculty, to introduce faculty to the tools available.
If you are developing a course with us or need any desk copies for your course, please provide Gerardo Najera with the textbook's title, author, year of publication, edition (if applicable), and ISBN number.
The TLTC provides resources on getting started as faculty develop their courses and approach teaching it for the first time. They also provide workshops for continuing faculty throughout the year.
More information is available here: http://tltc.umd.edu/
Continued Training - Division of IT Teaching and Learning Services
This site has many teaching and learning services available to faculty, including information on web applications that instructors can use with Canvas, instructional designers to assist with the strengthening of courses, and more. MAGE strongly encourages continued training as instructors develop and redevelop their course(s).
More information is available here.
Please provide Gerardo Najera with your course textbook list for the upcoming semester so students can begin gathering necessary materials.
MAGE requests that each instructor hold office hours for six hours per week. The office hours can be held in-person, via phone, or via an email or virtual chat setting and the day/times should be listed on your syllabus. Additionally, we ask that a portion of the office hours be conducted via video chat - this means it could be used as a more general discussion section, review section, or simply question and answer time for the students. More real-time, face to face, communication will serve a need that has often been identified by our distance students.
The MAGE Conference Room is unfortunately no longer available for use due to our limited office space and our instructors' varying schedules. Given this change, Room 2102 in JMP is now available for coursework business, at a time at which you chose. This room is a shared space and access is regulated. Your code which should be kept private (should not be shared with your graders, students, or other instructors) can be found in your Faculty Welcome email sent at the beginning of the semester. You can also contact Gerardo Najera for this code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure that when you leave the room the door is shut behind you. Please also be sure not to leave students (i.e. students who are not graders) in the room without a grader or faculty member being in the room. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
As part of the Middle States Assessment Plan for MAGE, we are evaluating our student's ability to demonstrate knowledge of advanced principles in engineering. To do this, we are asking that all instructors add a question to their final exam that is specifically tailored to demonstrate understanding of a fundamental principle in engineering. MAGE will send our a reminder email closer to the end of the term regarding this request.