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Supporting Students’ Academic Success What is within our locus of control?. Kay M. Sagmiller , Ph. D. What influences students’ learning?. As professors, some things are simply not within our locus of control… Sleep deprivation Distractions Effort.
Kay M. Sagmiller, Ph. D
As professors, some things are simply not within our locus
Assessment of student learning
Where does this course
fit in the curriculum?
outcomes are central to this course?
At the end of this course…
what must my students know…
and be able
How can I find out if they learned what
What type of thinking
will this course require of students?
at the core of this course?
What models, analogies
and examples will
help to illustrate key
What will be difficult for my students to learn?
Align course outcomes to program outcomes
Sequence knowledge and skills development
is the window into the student’s thinking and learning
Performance Tasks: multi-stage projects
Open-ended questions or problems requiring analysis
Tests and Quizzes:
Product, performance and purpose
Standards and Criteria for success
Your work will be judged by…
Your presentation must meet the following standards
You are an associate professor proposing a new model of teacher evaluation to the promotion and tenure committee. Your task is to convince your colleagues student evaluations are insufficient data for P & T purposes. Prepare a 10 minute presentation that defends your argument and proposes a more robust and reliable data source for the evaluation of teaching.
Provide advance organizers
Present information graphically, pictorially
Review key ideas and concepts
Use storytelling, analogies, metaphors
Require students to discuss content
Think, pair, share
Compare your notes to your neighbors and clarify any misconceptions
Summarize the lecture since our last break and share it with your neighbor
Review your notes and highlight the following main points
Demonstrate while thinking aloud
Point out common errors, give feedback
Analyze exemplary models
Ask student to explain what they are doing and why
Am I smart?
Do I Push the limits of my knowledge?
Do I seek clarity in my work?
Do I value feedback?
Am I sensitive to the feelings of others?
Be friendly, welcoming
Address preconceived ideas about the course and your teaching
Encourage students to study together
Clearly communicate academic expectations: Value, ability and clarity