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Peer2Peer Series onTeaching & Technology

Join us November 2 & 3 from 2-3:00!

The Peer2Peer Series on Teaching & Technology is a new collaboration between the CIT (Center for Insructional Technology) and the CTE. The Peer2Peer Series on Teaching & Technology aims to bring you hour-long faculty presentations on how different technologies can be successful in the learning environment. We were inspired by the idea that faculty learn best from their peers and we think implementing technology should be motivated by how well that technology can support teaching and enhance student learning. Coffee and sweets will be provided at these sessions. Read more ...

Gender Bias and Student Ratings

Andrea Hunt is a sociologist whose research focuses on student ratings and the classroom environment. Andrea's presentation at USF in March 2016 discussed recent research on student ratings of teaching. Hunt is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Alabama and co-author of a recent study, "What's in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching" (Innovative Higher Education, 2015). Read more ...

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Early Semester Feedback

We've written about this topic before but we wanted to provide an update with some great resources for thinking about getting and using early or mid-semester feedback from students. We hope some of these ideas are useful for you as we are getting to that time of the semester where it makes sense to get feedback from students. Read more ...

Flipping the Feedback

Ron Martinez (Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil) recently wrote a feedback challenge he faced:

Last semester I was faced with a larger-than-usual senior composition class for English majors—which of course also meant a larger-than-usual feedback load. With a new baby at home, I was more than a little concerned about finding the time to do it all. Fully aware of the research (e.g. Ferris, 1997; Hyland & Hyland, 2006) that favors more detailed feedback on student writing (seems "awkward: reword" just doesn't cut it), I could not in good conscience consider reducing the quality or quantity of the feedback I usually give. Moreover, my feedback would typically include holding "writing conferences" (one-on-one consultations) with students—usually during office hours. But this was a big class, and there are just so many hours in a day.

I knew something had to give.

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Mid-Semester Evals with Small Groups

We are providing a few documents provided by Jonathan Hunt (Rhetoric) on small group evaluations and small group instructional diagnosis. We are providing these documents so you can pre-plan using mid-semester evaluations next semester. However you could also use this approach at the end of a semester to garner constructive feedback to improve future versions of your course and to potentially provide additional support for your Teaching Narrative in the Tenure and Promotion process. Read more ...

e-Feedback with Eugene Kim

This interview with Eugene Kim (Law) explores his use of e-feedback to enhance and deepen the feedback experience for first-year law students in his writing classes. His students receive personalized feedback videos that allow them to see him marking up their papers in real time and hear his explanations and commentary while he does it. Read more ...

Keally McBride on Color-Coded Feedback

In this interview Keally McBride (Politics) discusses a simple, but highly-effective, method she uses for providing color-coded feedback on student papers Read more ...

Leslie Dennen on the Writing Center

Leslie Dennen is Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. In this interview she discusses how faculty can optimally use the Writing Center with their students. Read more ...

Tracy Seeley on the Power of One Paragraph

This interview with Tracy Seeley (English) took place in July 2014. In it she discusses a teaching strategy she uses with students to provide timely feedback and typically results in noticeable gains in the quality of student writing. Read more ...

Jonathan Hunt on Intensive Feedback

In this interview Jonathan mentions the use of short one-to-one student conferences as an effective strategy. You can download some of his conference agendas to see exactly how he encourages students to actively plan for these meetings. This interview with Jonathan Hunt (Rhetoric and Language) took place in July 2014. Read more ...

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