Presentation on theme: "Question Do students report a better learning experience from faculty that participated in the 2009 Teaching Institute than faculty who did not participate."— Presentation transcript:
Question Do students report a better learning experience from faculty that participated in the 2009 Teaching Institute than faculty who did not participate in the Teaching Institute?
How can we measure a better learning experience? 1. Use of appropriate assessments 2. Clarity of presentations 3. Use of a variety of assignments 4. Use of assignments appropriate to learning 5.Clear presentation of class objectives 6.Use of activities that engage learners 7. Overall class satisfaction 8. Amount of perceived learning
Background Spring 2009, 76 faculty applied for the 2009 Teaching Institute. 40 Faculty were accepted and participated. A survey (using Flashlight) was created to measure each of the important outcomes.
Faculty from the 76 that applied for the 2009 Teaching Institute were asked to forward the survey link to their students. Students completed a survey that asked about outcomes related to their instructor in question (8 items) and their typical Sacramento State instructor (same 8 items).
Sample Size (N = 669) Students from 2009 TI faculty (n = 368) Students from non-TI faculty (n = 301)
The assessments in this course seem to get at the things that we were learning. t (667) = 5.98, p <.001, r =.23
My instructor was clear in his or her class presentations. t (667) = 7.17, p <.001, r =.27
The instructor used a variety of assignments to help me to learn the material. t (667) = 3.67, p <.001, r =.14
I found the assignments in this class to be particularly suited to the way I learn. t (667) = 4.37, p <.001, r =.17
My instructor was clear in the presentation of the class objectives. t (667) = 5.11, p <.001, r =.19
My instructor used classroom activities that helped me to engage with the material we were learning. t (667) = 7.87, p <.001, r =.29
Overall, I was satisfied with this class. t (667) = 4.82, p <.001, r =.18
Overall, I learned a lot in this class. t (667) = 1.86, p =.03, r =.07