How Can I Collect Meaningful Data to Inform What—and How—I Teach?

Special two-part session meets September 24 and October 29

Join Drs. Marie Kendall Brown and Sara Fulmer as they teach you the fundamentals of the research-based practice called “Mid-Semester Feedback” (MSF). MSF’s are short feedback sessions you conduct 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 popular offering had the following things to say about it:

“This two-session format helped 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 two-part session. I think it is great to have follow up session to share experiences.”

As a result of attending these sessions, you will be able to:

  • Consider the purpose and concepts of the "Mid-Semester Feedback" tool and its role in teaching improvement;
  • Explain 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.

Session Date

  • 9/24/2015 & 10/29/2015

    Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., 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. She is a recipient of UofL’s 2015 Outstanding Performance Award.

Sara M. Fulmer, Ph.D., is the program manager for faculty development at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Sara has facilitated interventions to help teachers understand student motivation and to design instruction that supports student motivation and learning. Her research also examines students' motivation when engaging in challenging learning activities, and how we can support their motivation in these contexts. Sara has taught in K–6 and college classrooms. As a fitness instructor, she enjoys motivating others to continually challenge themselves.

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