Launching a Successful Semester. First Day First Week Assessing Student Understanding Interactive Activity
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(Please note: This presentation is a combination of information from previous New Faculty Orientation “Launching a Successful Semester” strategy sharing sessions and from the Tech Center for Teaching and Learning.)
Learning – we can teach brilliantly all day long, but if the students don’t learn, nobody “heard the tree fall.”
“Research shows that:
Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (The Wingspread Journal Special Insert, 1987)
First Class Meeting Suggestions (Based on Dr. Fleniken’s (past Director of the Tech Center for Teaching and Learning) research & past feedback on successful strategies from new faculty orientation)
You may want to:
Joe Cuseo, professor of psychology at Marymount College in Palos Verde, CA, who has contributed a great deal of scholarship to the field of the First-Year Experience. http://www.bgsu.edu/downloads/provost/file11002.pdf
By Assessing Student Understanding
Dr. Fleniken, past Director of the Tech Center for Teaching and Learning
Each person at the table spends time individually writing/considering answers to the following questions. (approximately 10 minutes):
Members of each team discuss their answers with others at their table. Have a member from each team capture the answers on a flip chart in preparation for sharing with the overall group. (approximately 30 minutes)
Have a member from each team summarize their findings for the overall group.
(approximately 30 minutes)