Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence in a Changing Campus Environment
Dave Johnson,Jerry Vaske,Michele Marquitz
General Teaching Topics
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Join the lead researchers in a discussion about the evaluation of teaching in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR). Questions addressed (and still being entertained) include: What is excellent teaching? What is effective teaching? What indicates either category? Can these measures be quantified? Or, should any honest evaluation put more emphasis in qualitative data? Should instructors (or departments) put any stock in course evaluations, or peer observations, or grades? The presenters will offer a short review of the scholarship on teaching excellence and effectiveness, discuss new initiatives in HDNR to evaluate teaching, and host a guided discussion with attendees about problems and possibilities when evaluating teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience will consist of faculty primarily and administrators second. Goals include informing the audience of initiatives to successfully and fairly evaluate teaching and to gather feedback from the campus community.