Teaching and Assessment Blog

Lirim Neziroski

Teach+Assess Blog

Welcome to the Teaching and Assessment Blog by Lirim Neziroski, the Dean of Teaching & Learning Outcomes at the University of St. Francis.  This is an auto-populated webpage that contains a list of the most recent blog posts about teaching and assessment.

To access all posts on a related topic, click on a Tag on the Word Cloud at the bottom of the page.  See also the information on the Teaching and Assessment Resources page.

Blog Posts about Teaching

  • Transcribe audio file to text: Cost? Nothing. October 4, 2019 Transcribe audio file to text: Cost? Nothing.
  • Keynote to Faculty on dealing with “difficult and demanding” students September 5, 2019 Sue Ohrablo, Ed.D. provided a detailed and informative set of issues and strategies in her address, “How to teach and advise difficult and demanding students:  De-escalating interactions and resolving issues.  The video includes her PowerPoint slide deck and runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. 
  • Learning by Teaching August 26, 2019 “Learning by Teaching” asks students to learn course content by designing lesson plans and by teaching the material to another (or hypothetical) student. Students can engage in “learning by teaching” by teaching course content to others in person, in small group presentations, through an online discussion, through a recorded video, in a teaching practicum, ...
  • McKeachie’s Tips on Discussions and Lectures August 26, 2019 Wilbert McKeachie is a past director of the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan (the first Center for Teaching & Learning in the United States). He taught until the age of 84 and produced a large amount of scholarship on teaching – see his long list of publications. His foundational ...
  • Set up Your Canvas Course for Day One August 20, 2019 Whether you plan to use Canvas a lot or a little, it’s helpful to have the major material set up before the first day of class, and it’s helpful to provide an overview of the Canvas site on the first day of class.  Setting up the course before the first day will also free your ...
  • What to Do on the First Day of Class August 20, 2019 The first day of class provides a unique opportunity to create a positive first impression, to establish goals of the course, and to set the tone for the rest of the semester. This day usually include some form of social interaction and information about the class.  Each instructor decides how much time to spend on one ...

Blog Posts about Assessment

  • Assessment Plan September 9, 2019 The Assessment Plan is a multi-year plan for assessing program outcomes.  It lists all program outcomes and direct and indirect assessments that will be used to measure each outcome.  For new programs at USF, the first Assessment Plan is submitted in October, following approval of the program from the Board.  For existing programs, the Assessment ...
  • Writing Effective Exam Questions August 26, 2019 Exams can be effective ways for measuring student learning.  Before implementing an exam, it would be useful to explore the range of question types and to align questions with unit-level and course-level student learning outcomes.  In this blog post, I describe a few common types of questions, and I provides suggestions for writing effective exam ...
  • Evaluating Exam Questions August 26, 2019 Exams can be a useful assessment methodology for measuring student learning.  In some courses, exams are the primary assessment method, and a student’s exam score can account for 80% or more of the course grade.  Because of the heavy weight exams can have, it is important to verify that exam questions are effectively written and ...
  • Assessment Report August 14, 2019 Assessment is a systematic process for measuring, analyzing, and reflecting on the quality of teaching and learning in order to make data-informed decisions about academic programs.  At USF, the assessment process is faculty-owned and on-going.  Each year in October, all academic programs (majors, minors, certificates) submit a summary of the assessment data, analysis, and future ...

 

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