Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

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  • Reply to: Practice Makes Not Quite Perfect But Heading Towards Improvement   3 months 3 weeks ago

    Final Tally of  Data based on last presention.

    Audio Visual use scored 100%.   

    Eye Contact showed improvement as 85% of the students maintained eye contact with the audience/class.  The other 15% maintained partial eye contact with audience/class.  No one read from their notes the entire presentation.

    Posture and Facial Expressions scored at 100% of participants meeting criteria to earn top score.

    Preparation scored at 75% as two students did not prepare on showing their slides from a shared drive (as instructed) and thus struggled at the beginning of their presentation.

    Pacing increased to 92% meeting top criteria of the rubric.  

    Overall, communication skills greatly improved over the course of the semester.

  • Reply to: Rules of Exponents and Fractions are Student's Nemesis in Calculus!   4 months 5 days ago

    Thanks for taking time to comment.  I completely agree that I am seeing the ripple effect.  Thank you for doing what you can in your courses.  Having communication with you has greatly helped students who come from your classes and enter into calculus.  I have always appreciated our collaborations to help our students transition from dev ed to science and calculus courses.  

  • Reply to: Rules of Exponents and Fractions are Student's Nemesis in Calculus!   4 months 5 days ago

    Thank you!  I totally agree.  As I become seasoned, I agree that I am starting to focus on what I can change and influence.  Thank you so much for responding!  I really appreciate it.  

  • Reply to: Rules of Exponents and Fractions are Student's Nemesis in Calculus!   4 months 5 days ago

    I love this CATS.  It's simple and to the point.  And it completely reflects my experiences with many parts of BIO181.  After 15 years of trying many different approaches, there are still things that students regularly struggle with and none of the interventions seem to move the needle.  It illustrates that sometimes there are NO curricular interventions that are the magic silver bullet.  It's down to student preparedness and student behaviour, much of which is outside of our control.   

    I have noticed that as I am "maturing" (hahahaa) into being a "veteran" instructor (LOL) I am becoming less interested in modifying my content pedagogy (since it doesn't seem to help shift the needle) and more interested in the things I can do to influence student behaviour, attitude, engagement etc....      as that is possibly where we can make a difference....

  • Reply to: Practice Makes Not Quite Perfect But Heading Towards Improvement   4 months 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for focusing on one of our core institutional level outcomes.  I look forward to seeing how the presentation module effects your students communication skills.