Proposal Abstract

This presentation will critique four course designs in order to afford audience members additional tools for planning and evaluating cohesive courses. The first part of the presentation will be a summary of the courses and the quantitative and qualitative findings on their effects. The course designs include: (1) research and panel presentations framed by conflict transformation; (2) semester-long study pairs; (3) mix of unit-long and single-day coverage of material; and (4) weekly critical readings. In pairs and as a whole group, we will then use a systematic rubric to deconstruct and critique each course's goals, implementation, and assessment, as well as research designs to measure the effects. The third stage will be to apply this analytical framework to attendees' course design and research ideas. We should have time to evaluate 2-4 SoTL proposals.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 10th, 3:00 PM Mar 10th, 3:45 PM

Assessing Past Course Designs to Improve Future Designs

Room 2904

This presentation will critique four course designs in order to afford audience members additional tools for planning and evaluating cohesive courses. The first part of the presentation will be a summary of the courses and the quantitative and qualitative findings on their effects. The course designs include: (1) research and panel presentations framed by conflict transformation; (2) semester-long study pairs; (3) mix of unit-long and single-day coverage of material; and (4) weekly critical readings. In pairs and as a whole group, we will then use a systematic rubric to deconstruct and critique each course's goals, implementation, and assessment, as well as research designs to measure the effects. The third stage will be to apply this analytical framework to attendees' course design and research ideas. We should have time to evaluate 2-4 SoTL proposals.