Summer Institutes of Scientific Teaching: Friday Happy Hours
Join colleagues across the country for stimulating conversation and camaraderie each week on topics such as:
- May 15th,1:00 – 2:00 pm: Faculty and Student Surveys for Characterizing Online Teaching
In planning for the future, institutions are faced with difficult decisions about when to return to traditional classrooms. Carl Wieman and his research team developed two surveys, one for faculty and one for students, to learn more about the remote teaching and learning experience from these two varied viewpoints. A critical question in any institutional decisions about when to reopen campus will be, how do students feel about the educational experience that online instruction provided them compared to the in-person instruction they had previously experienced? A student’s answer to that question will almost certainly depend on how the online course is taught, as widely different online approaches are being used. So, the surveys were intended to measure how the student experience varies with instructional approaches across the full spectrum of university courses, as well as environmental elements that might be important to their experience, such as their level of IT, and the settings in which they were working. Particular attention in the survey was given to probing student-student and student-instructor interaction, as this seems likely to be the most salient difference between on-line and in-person educational experience.
Upcoming Happy Hour Topic:
- May 22nd, 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Age of COVID-19