Tools and Resources

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This document was created to provide you with a source of options for gathering data on teamwork assignments and projects. You may choose to adopt one of the examples as is, combine elements from several of the examples, or use the examples to identify characteristics that correspond to particular aspects of your assigned work, course content, or student population.

This document describes a specific strategy that provides a collaborative learning experience for students.

This document offers a nice overview of Inquiry Based Learning.

Three examples of simple mid-semester feedback questionnaires.

A handout that provides information and exercises on how to plan an effective class session.

This two-page handout provides a basic explanation of how to make and use rubrics to improve grading. Print references included.

An easy to use graphical representation of updated Bloom's Taxonomy congitive domain, including definitions.

Brief explanation of several easy-to-use Classroom Assessment Techniques, with examples.

This PowerPoint presentation describes how to us item analysis to determine the efficacy of multiple choice questions.

This FAQ sheet addresses many issues related to attendance in large classes.

This report focuses on using student ratings data in the faculty evaluation process and is based on Senator Linse’s original work (Linse, in press), with additions specific to Penn State and the SRTEs.

This file describes the characteristics of adult learners and strategies for instructors who teach them.

This classroom observation form (faculty peer evaluation) provides both scaled and open-ended questions for use by anyone who is observing an instructor.

This PowerPoint presentations describes the instrument called the Perceived Difficulty Assessment Questionnaire and provides its theoretical background. A few examples of its use are also included.