Series 16 - Teaching

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UTA 1287-16




  • 1957-1995 [predominant 1970s and 1980s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.26 m of textual records
4 boxes of graphic records
3 boxes of artifacts

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Scope and content

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s teaching duties. One course in particular is very well documented – JAM 2012: Ancient Materials. According to Dr. Franklin, this course was quite innovative. It was intended for incoming graduate students in Anthropology or Materials Engineering, taught through the School of Graduate Studies. The respective departments – Archeology and Anthropology and Materials Engineering MMS - carried the JAM courses in their calendars. The students worked together in pairs, one student from each discipline. In contrast to the usual joint courses taught by different staff members in a sequence of individually-taught sections, the JAM courses were truly co-taught, i.e. both instructors were present at all sessions, which consisted of annotated conversation between two professionals, linking theory and practice.

Records in the series include course and project descriptions, exam questions, lecture notes, and student projects. The series also includes an extensive collection of teaching aids, including teaching slides (depicting museum/archaeological artifacts), 4 boxes of micrographs, and several boxes of artifacts used in instruction, including various rocks, Chinese spade coins, Canadian coins and stamps, and metal samples.

This series also contains 2 files on students who were supervised by Dr. Franklin.

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Records in this series are arranged in logical order, with course syllabi, reading lists and assignments first, then lecture notes and sample data, then student work.

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1 box containing student work (B2015-0005/064), is restricted until 2020. All other records are open.

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See also: See Series 18 (Sound recordings), for 12 audiotape recordings of the classes (B2015-0005/002S). In addition, a summary of Dr. Franklin’s teaching activities can be found in her activity reports in Series 1 Subseries 3 (Career and employment records)

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B2015-0005/003ART, /004ART, /006ART

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