#8: KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FACULTY DURING THE SEMESTER; DON’T RELY ON JUST THE INITIAL SYLLABUS MAILING!

Faculty are busy and may or may not have recorded their lectures and examination dates on their calendars. It’s a good idea to send out weekly reminders (e.g., every Friday) the faculty who will be teaching the next week as to the schedule and what their handout status is they may have forgotten that they didn’t provide copy for the course packet and so need to duplicate their class handouts and get them to the respective campuses). For example:

Greetings to all. Just a reminder of who’s ‘up’ for next week in the Pharmacotherapy IIa-IIc sequence. Thanks.IIa Monday: 9am-12pm Davis (handouts are posted in BlackboardĀ®)

IIb Wedednesday: 10am-12pm Koeller

IIc Friday: 9am-12 Talbert & Frei (handouts need to be provided at class or posted on BlackboardĀ® at least 3 days prior to the lecture)

Likewise, you can use this same system to give faculty a ‘heads up’ on exam questions so you’re not scrambling to get questions the day of the exam:

Just a reminder that we have our last summary exam in Pharmacotherapy IIA (375E) next Wednesday at 8am, so I would request that I receive your exam questions by Monday at the latest. Based on the schedule, the breakdown would be as follows:David: 10 lec x 5 questions/lec = 50 questions
Danielle: 1 lec x 5 questions/lec = 5 questions

Thanks much.

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