Proposal Abstract

In response to an increasing national focus on educational accountability, many teacher education programs of study have shifted to a performance=based model. This session describes a unique approach to the evaluation of university teaching effectiveness through the use of impact data resulting from assigned field work. The session will focus on strategies to support two types of efforts: 1) measuring the effectiveness of applied projects in terms of K-12 student behavior improvement, and (2) using instructional impact data to determine the effectiveness of higher education faculty performance. This session will incorporate a case example of a graduate=level course within the Master of Special Education program of study to illustrate the use of K-12 student performance data for engaging in SoTL evaluation efforts. One field work requirement of the case example course supports candidates to complete an applied behavior analysis project focused on improving the performance of students with disabilities. The presenters will share specific techniques used to evaluate the quality of their teaching and to generate specific improvement targets to support future practice.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 7th, 3:00 PM Mar 7th, 3:45 PM

Using Impact Data to Improve College Teaching

Room 2904

In response to an increasing national focus on educational accountability, many teacher education programs of study have shifted to a performance=based model. This session describes a unique approach to the evaluation of university teaching effectiveness through the use of impact data resulting from assigned field work. The session will focus on strategies to support two types of efforts: 1) measuring the effectiveness of applied projects in terms of K-12 student behavior improvement, and (2) using instructional impact data to determine the effectiveness of higher education faculty performance. This session will incorporate a case example of a graduate=level course within the Master of Special Education program of study to illustrate the use of K-12 student performance data for engaging in SoTL evaluation efforts. One field work requirement of the case example course supports candidates to complete an applied behavior analysis project focused on improving the performance of students with disabilities. The presenters will share specific techniques used to evaluate the quality of their teaching and to generate specific improvement targets to support future practice.