What Are My Students Really Thinking?
Collecting Meaningful Data to Inform How You Teach
Join Drs. Patty Payette and Marie Kendall Brown as they teach you the fundamentals of the tools research-based practice called “Mid-Semester Feedback” (MSF). MSFs are short feedback you use with your students to gather formative feedback about student learning, attitudes, and experiences for the purpose of informing mid-stream course adjustments. Between the first and second session, you will conduct your own MSF session in a course you are teaching. You will then have the opportunity to analyze your student feedback data and receive guidance in creating an individualized action plan for your course.
Past participants of this session had the following things to say about it:
"This two-session format helped me understand the topic as we were able to use our own data to come up with possible solutions."
"I am using MSF for all my courses. This is a good tool to get information."
"I like the 2-part session. I think it is great to have a follow-up session to share experiences."
By the end of this two-part session, you will:
- Be familiar with the purpose and concepts of the "Mid-Semester Feedback" tool and its role in teaching improvement
- Learn the fundamental steps involved in conducting an MSF in your fall semester course
- Receive support and guidance for conducting and analyzing the MSF data you collect
- Create an individualized action plan based upon your data
9/17/2013Tuesday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
10/15/2013Tuesday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Note: This is a two-part workshop and space is limited! To ensure your full participation, please be sure to register for both the September 17 and October 15 sessions individually.
Dr. Marie Kendall Brown is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center. She joined UofL in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. In her current role, she designs and administers programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching. Her research interests include faculty learning and development, teaching and learning topics in STEM, strategic partnering with academic units, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective.
Dr. Patty Payette is executive director of "Ideas to Action," the Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Louisville and associate director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Patty has expertise in a variety of teaching and learning topics including instructional design, critical thinking, and faculty development.