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EE301, Fall 2010
Teaching Techniques for Electrical Engineering

Wednesday:  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hogan Room (521 Cory)

This course will consist of 11 classes of 1.5 hours each.  First class, Sept. 1st last class (probably) Nov. 9th.

EE301 Course Requirements (P/NP) or (S/U):

  • Attendance and active participation in class. (>= 9/11 meetings).

  • 2 minute “nugget” of the day report for each class, describing
    • what you learned from that days lecture ;
    • constructive evaluation of mini-lectures;
    • teaching log containing techniques tried, successes, failures, observations, questions, problems. To be emailed to instructor no later than 24 hours after each lecture.

  • 10 15 minute mini-lecture to EE301 class on a technical topic of your interest, using blackboard. Level should be understandable by a first year EECS undergrad.

  • Honest and ethical conduct. All work submitted to the class must be your own or attributed. The penalty for unethical conduct will a grade of U or NP and a letter will be written to your department file and the campus Office of Student Conduct.


  1. Make teaching more rewarding for yourself and your students
  2. Becoming a more effective communicator
  3. Supporting, advice, guidance for GSIs
  1. learning best practices (tactics)
  2. identifying underlying principles (strategy)
  3. engineering new methods
  4. trials, feedback, self-improvement
  5. avoiding pitfalls
Course Information
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Teaching Related Workshops at Cal

Professor Avideh Zakhor
507 Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 643-6777

Office Hours:
By appointment in 507 Cory Hall

Teaching Assistant:
Rick Garcia
Email:  rrgarcia@EECS.Berkeley.EDU

Instructional Support Assistant:
Rosita Alvarez-Croft
288 Cory Hall
(510) 643-4976


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