Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Faculty and Tutor Interaction

Thursday, January 9, 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020
What is the Need/Assessment?: 

I wanted to see more communication from tutors during a meet & greet session with faculty. The session was intended to allow the two parties to share information.

Describe the necessity for this change: 

I realized the panel format I was using did not create an environment encouraging outreach from the tutors; I had grouped faculty together, and tutors composed the audience.

Describe what will be (or was) implemented to affect change: 

I eliminated the panel format; instead, I asked each faculty member to sit at a table and asked the tutors to sit about three per table. I placed prompts on the tables to help generate conversation. Prompts were directed towards faculty: What are the three biggest challenges your student face? What is your philosophy on the process of writing? What are your expectations of writing tutors? Every 10-15 minutes I asked the faculty members to rotate in order to meet with different tutors.

Interpret, compare and describe the results of the change: 

I observed active conversation and received informal feedback afterwards that was positive. Full results will be posted by Fall 2020.

After analyzing the information, what are the next steps?: 

At this time, I feel that the intervention was successful. I look forward to refining the activity based on the feedback I received.

Abstract: 

The meet & greet session change from a panel format to a conversation format has proven to be a springboard for the future.

Division/Department: 
Completed Full Cycle: 
No