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Using data to improve teaching and learning in Religion 101 with Sean Burke and Kristin Swanson

  • Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Location: CFL, Qualley Lounge

Assessment is not only about accreditation reviews.  Assessment data can help to inform course design, support student learning, and provide incentive and support for pedagogical innovation.  An analysis of  “page 2” course evaluation survey information for 2011-12 revealed that students reported that among 100-level courses across the college, the biblical studies courses were among the most helpful for making progress toward the “Analyzing sources or data critically” all-college learning goal.  Since analysis of biblical texts is a key part of Religion 101, we wanted to explore ways to enhance this learning goal, as well as directly measure student progress.  In this workshop we will share our experience and insights from our participation in an ACM/Teagle project, “Introducing Change: Introductory Courses and the Nature of Faculty Work,” and will facilitate conversation on topics such as: designing and using rubrics; articulating learning outcomes; using out-of-class support materials for delivering “lecture” content; and developing and using direct measures for student learning.   Feel free to bring materials for courses you are designing or redesigning.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Wilkerson, 563-387-1226,5633872110