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Active learning strategies in Mathematics

The university mathematics department has been working to radically redesign its first-year mathematics courses. Current efforts have yielded an 80% success rate.

Classroom Assessment Explorer

Use this tool to explore ways to assess different types of learning.

Geppert puts Canvas peer review to the test

John Geppert, professor of finance and director of assessment, believes peer review may offer a way to include more writing practice in more courses

Identifying, prioritizing, and aligning learning goals to assessments with the iTGI

The Interactive Teaching Goals Inventory tool provides instructors with a valuable resource to align their learning goals with various assessment techniques.

Leveraging Student Feedback: The Power of Formative Surveys

9-29-20 This workshop focuses on the attributes, logistics, and effective use of formative student surveys.

Minute Paper

Minute papers provide a short, written response to a question and allows students an opportunity to reflect on their learning while also providing feedback.

Small Teaching Strategies

Small teaching strategies are little things that can have a big impact. University faculty present a variety of techniques they use in 5-minute speed sessions.

The Importance of Practice

Assessments are often described as falling into two categories: formative and summative. Formative assessments are usually informal, ungraded, or low-stakes assignments used to check students’ understanding of course concepts. They are most often used to “form” the instructor’s instructional plan (i.e., whether it’s time to move on to new concepts or spend a little more time on something). They also give students important information about their progress and about areas in which they may be struggling.

Using text expansion tools to enrich feedback

Brian Wilson demonstrates how he uses PhraseExpress to build a database of comments