Pre-post testing will be done using the FCI to look at student understanding of Newton's laws. These will not be done for a grade as the assessment is written in common language so that it really probes student understanding. A score above 60% is considered the threshold of Newtonian thinking. A gain of 30% pre to post is considered a very good result from national studies done using this instrument.
Online students in CIS120DF (Adobe Photoshop) often experience software performance issues. An optimization assignment was developed to improve this situation. The teaching and learning process included a step-by-step instruction sheet (see attached) and the viewing of a Camtasia video (attached) demonstrating the steps to be taken to optimize identified features.
Students in EDU 230 questioned the extent to which discrimination exists at EMCC. They unanimously suggested this should be investigated. The author facilitated the process which included: survey creation, research into discrimination on college campuses, applying for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval (and receiving it), and applying for the Student Conference (coincidentally about a month from the start of the project) and being accepted. Students went through ethical research (CITI) training.