Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Supervise students' fieldwork, internship, and research work. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, learning and development, and reading instruction. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Advise and instruct teachers employed in school systems by providing activities such as in-service seminars. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.