We take great pride in the fact that all of our faculty are engaged in teaching as their primary commitment at Towson University.
At Towson University, we believe that teaching is not a routine function. In fact, the mission directs that faculty engage learners in disciplines and subjects in which faculty members have expertise. Faculty are charged with ensuring that learning occurs using methods that stimulate active minds and stimulating critical and creative thinkers who are then encouraged to pursue life-long learning. Faculty must keep up-to-date in their own scholarly disciplines and must continually work towards the goal of helping students learn. The learning process occurs in all student- teacher interactions. The nature of these interactions consist of teacher and/or student activities which lead to development on the part of the student.
Because of the complexity of the University's programs, course instruction can be delivered in a number of ways:
Read about the course unit equivalencies for these approaches in the Towson University Comprehensive Faculty Workload Guidelines.
The following are expectations of faculty in regards to preparing for classes:
Objectives, forms, and standards must be explicit so that they will serve as guides for both teacher and student. An expectation of the faculty workload for teaching courses typically includes spending two to three hours preparing and grading for each hour spent in class.
Preparation time includes time to: