academia   36548

« earlier    

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story
SETs -- one piece of the puzzle -- will continue to provide “important feedback to help faculty adjust their teaching practices, but will not be used directly as a measure in their performance review,” Clark said. The university’s evaluation instrument also was recently revised, with input from the faculty, to eliminate bias-prone questions and include more prompts about the learning experience. 

Umbrella questions such as, “How would you rate your professor?” and “How would you rate this course?” -- which Clark called “popularity contest” questions -- are now out. In are questions on course design, course impact and instructional, inclusive and assessment practices. Did the assignments make sense? Do students feel they learned something? 

Students also are now asked about what they brought to a course. How many hours did they spend on coursework outside of class? How many times did they contact the professor? What study strategies did they use? 

While such questions help professors gauge how their students learn, Clark said, they also signal to students that “your learning in this class depends as much as your input as your professor’s work.” There is also new guidance about keeping narrative comments -- which are frequently subjective and off-topic -- to course design and instructional practices.

Still, SETs remain important at USC. Faculty members are expected to explain how they used student feedback to improve instruction in their teaching reflection statements, which continue to be part of the tenure and promotion process, for example. But evaluation data will no longer be used in those personnel decisions....

Peer review will be based on classroom observation and review of course materials, design and assignments. Peer evaluators also will consider professors’ teaching reflection statements and their inclusive practices.

Rewards for high quality teaching will include grants and leaves for teaching development and emphasizing teaching performance in merit, promotion and tenure reviews, Clark said. Most significantly, thus far, the university has introduced continuing appointments for qualifying teaching-intensive professors off the tenure track....

More than simply revising problematic evaluation instruments, the page says, Oregon “seeks to develop a holistic new teaching evaluation system that helps the campus community describe, develop, recognize and reward teaching excellence.” The goal is to “increase equity and transparency in teaching evaluation for merit, contract renewal, promotion and tenure while simultaneously providing tools for continual course improvement.” 
academia  teaching  evaluation 
3 days ago by shannon_mattern
Atomic Size Matters — Atomic Comics
Ce livre est intéressent pour mieux comprendre comment expliquer un concept difficile d'une façon simple.
Atomic Size Matters is a comic book that explains one way scientists are trying to understand the complexity sometimes found in crystalline compounds.
read  comics  academia  science  vulgarization  book  phd  paper 
4 days ago by vitaminCPP
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein - Fields of Cosmological Dreams - YouTube
"The discovery of the Higgs boson reinforces the possibility that similar, scalar particles may exist in nature and could drive cosmological inflation. This talk describes scientific research in theoretical cosmology through the lens of the experience of a Black, Jewish, queer and femme physicist."
higgsboson  chandaprescod-weinstein  physics  2017  cosmology  race  gender  science  academia 
5 days ago by robertogreco

« earlier    

related tags

2017  2018  academic  academic_pipeline  academicpublishing  administration  advice  agriculture  ai  alanjacobs  algorithms  arbeitsbedingungen  archaeology  arduino  authorship  beverlycleary  blackness  book  books  bureaucracy  business  calvin  canada  catholic  chandaprescod-weinstein  christian  christianity  clothes  college  columbia  comics  communism  compsci  computers  computing  conference  conferences  consciousness  conservatives  copyright  corporate  cosmology  courses  crawling  criticism  culture  data  decentralization  decline  deeplearning  depression  design  development  digital_humanities  digitalanthro  diversity  diy  dossier  dress  economics  economy  edu-punk  education  education_journals  electronics  employment  essay  estatística  ethics  evaluation  events  evergreen  example  exams  facebook  faculty  family_formation  family_friendly  fandom  feminism  firsthand  free_speech  freespeech  gender  goodread  government  gown  gowns  graduate  guidelines  hacking  hardware  have_read  health  higgsboson  higher_ed  higher_education  highered  history  hongkong  horrorfile  howto  humanities  ideas  infosec  interesting  interview  italy  jcu  jcusenate  job  jokes  jornalismocientifico  journals  labor  left  liberalarts  liberalism  life_issues  linklist  literature  machinelearning  managerialism  mathematics  measurement  media  meditation  mental-health  meta  methodology  metoo  network  neurociencia  neurojornalismo  newyorktimes  nonprofits  nytimes  obituary  openaccess  openscience  opensource  orchards  original-study  paper  papers  people  person  phd  physics  planning  policy  political-correctness  politics  postdoc  professor  projects  promotion  psychology  publication  publishing  r  race  racism  read-later  read  reformed  reproducible  reputation  research  research_methods  researcher  resources  review  russia  sample  science  sexism  soc:quantification  socialfabric  sociology  software  sts  syllabus  teaching-methods  teaching  tech  tenure  textbook  theology  thestranger  tips  toread  tracking  turkey  ubi  university  us  us_culture_wars  usa  vatican  visualization  vulgarization  web  webcrawling  websites/apps/extensions  women  work  workplaceculture  writing  wtf 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: