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Faculty Development Summer Grant Workshop (Day 4)

This workshop is the result of a Faculty Summer Development grant from WWU to Pete Stelling and me. Our goal is to revise Mineralogy (GEOL 306) from a classically taught approach to a process oriented framework using the context of mineral evolution.

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Workshop goals, objectives, and expectations

The purpose of this workshop is to support faculty participating in the Faculty Development Summer Grant with the transformation of a course or course materials. Faculty will be acquainted with models, open-source resources, and ideas for web-based course enhancements. Both during and after the workshop, faculty will be provided with assistance and support for making these enhancements.

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Assessment

WWU CIAA Assessment and Outcomes
Tools and Techniques for Course Improvement

  • student performance improves with comments/feedback, rather than grades
  • how to create/write effective self-assessment activities/questions?
  • also have student reflect on the faculty or assignment/exam
    • what's helping your learning
    • what's hindering your learning
    • what do you suggest to improve future assignments/exam
  • give a mid-quarter class evaluation
    • course content
    • course style
    • course atmosphere
    • inclusiveness

Collaborative Resources

  • Office 365 and Sharepoint
    • students can create groups centered around course projects
      • shared files, calendar, notes, etc
  • Google Docs
    • personally I prefer the UI to O365, but difficult to include figures with captions in term papers
  • Wordpress

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