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

Motivating Student Learning · Professional Development

Join Goldburn Maynard (Brandeis School of Law) and Marie Kendall Brown (Delphi Center) 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.

As a result of attending this session, 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; and
  • Create an individualized action plan based upon your data.

Special two-part session meets January 30 and March 6.

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 2-part session. I think it is great to have follow up session to share experiences.”

Session Date

  • 1/30/2017

    Monday, 12–1 p.m.
    TILL Classroom

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Presenter Bios

Goldburn P. Maynard Jr., is assistant professor of law at the Brandeis School of Law, where he teaches courses in taxation, gratuitous transfers, and elder law. His research focuses on issues of wealth distribution and inequality, tax policy, and America’s aging population. Professor Maynard takes a learning-centered approach to teaching, which is guided by research on pedagogical methods. He was a participant in the 2015-16 Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty.

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.

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