Presentation on theme: "FINAL PROPOSALS Due July 15, 2007 Application Narrative Select a redesign model: how you will embody the Five Principles Modularization: greater flexibility."— Presentation transcript:
FINAL PROPOSALS Due July 15, 2007 Application Narrative Select a redesign model: how you will embody the Five Principles Modularization: greater flexibility for students Learning materials you intend to use Choose a cost reduction strategy: what you will do with the savings Timeline: pilot in spring 2008; revised pilots in fall 2008 and spring 2009
FINAL PROPOSALS Due July 15, 2007 Tools and Forms Assessment Forms Course Planning Tool (CPT) –Draft must be submitted by 7/8/07 Cost Savings Summary Form (CSS) Course Structure Form (CSF)
NCATS REDESIGN METHODOLOGY A Menu of Redesign Options Five Models for Course Redesign Five Principles of Successful Course Redesign Readiness Criteria Course Planning Tool Five Models for Assessing Student Learning Cost Reduction Strategies Five Critical Implementation Issues Planning Checklist
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT QUALITY AND COST? The factors that lead to increased student learning and increased student retention are the same as those that lead to reduced instructional costs!
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COURSE REDESIGN #1: Redesign the whole course – Quality: Eliminate course drift; greater course coherence and quality control – Cost: Eliminate duplicate effort; create opportunities for alternate staffing
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COURSE REDESIGN #2: Encourage active learning – Quality: Learning is not a spectator sport. – Cost: Reduce faculty preparation and presentation time; reduce grading time (e.g., interactive software, peer learning teams)
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COURSE REDESIGN #3: Provide students with individualized assistance – Quality: Students get help when they are stuck and stay on task rather than giving up: software tutorials, F2F in labs or help rooms, beep a tutor, SMARTHINKING – Cost: Apply the right level of human intervention: peer tutors, course assistants
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COURSE REDESIGN #4: Build in ongoing assessment and prompt (automated) feedback – Quality: Enables practice, diagnostic feedback, focused time on task – Cost: Good pedagogy with large numbers of students; individual and group assessment; faculty spend time on what students dont understand
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COURSE REDESIGN #5: Ensure sufficient time on task and monitor student progress – Quality: Self-pacing vs. milestones for completion; points for engagement – Cost: Course management systems can reduce costs while increasing oversight
COURSE PLANNING TOOL A decision-making tool that enables institutions to compare the before activities and costs (the traditional course) and the after activities and costs (the redesigned course)
THE CPT - IS IT WORTH IT? Provides a structure for you to think about activities and costs Allows you to consider changes in specific instructional tasks Permits you to visualize duplication and waste Enables you to do a cost/benefit analysis re: type of personnel per task
ASSESSMENT GOAL To establish the degree to which improved learning has been achieved as a result of the course redesign.
ASSESSMENT PLANNING Step 1. Establish the method of obtaining data. Step 2. Choose the measurement method.
ESTABLISH THE METHOD OF OBTAINING DATA Baseline Before (traditional) and After (redesign) Parallel Sections – Compare traditional sections and redesigned sections
CHOOSE THE MEASUREMENT METHOD: FIVE MODELS A. Comparisons of Final Exams B. Comparisons of Common Content Items Selected from Exams C. Comparisons of Pre- and Post- Tests D. Comparisons of Student Work using Common Rubrics E. Comparisons of Course Grades using Common Criteria
COST SAVINGS GOAL Create cost savings that can be used to sustain ongoing redesign, to fund future operations and to free up resources for program and/or institutional priorities.
WHATS YOUR ENROLLMENT SITUATION? Is your enrollment growing or projected to grow? Is your enrollment stable or declining?
ACCOMMODATE ENROLLMENT GROWTH Increase the number of sections, keep section size the same and keep personnel the same. Reduce the number of sections, increase the section size and change the mix of personnel. Change the mix of personnel teaching the course. Mix and match for greater savings!
RIO SALADO COLLEGE Pre-Calculus Mathematics Traditional 4 courses taught by 4 instructors Student interaction = each instructor $49 cost-per- student Redesign 4 courses taught by 1 instructor Student interaction = interactive software, 1 course assistant, and 1 instructor $31 cost-per-student
U OF TENNESSEE Spanish Traditional 57 sections (~27) Adjuncts + 6 TAs 100% in class $167,074 ($2931/section) 1529 students @ $109 Redesign 38 sections (~54) Instructor-TA pairs 50% in class, 50% online $56,838 ($1496/section) 2052 students @ $28
STABLE COURSE ENROLLMENT Reduce the number of sections and increase the section size. (Reduce the number teaching the course.) Reduce the number of graduate teaching assistants (Only 9 of 30 projects!) Change the mix of personnel teaching the course (Adjuncts, undergraduate learning assistants.) Mix and match for greater savings!
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY General Biology Traditional 7 sections (~35) 7 faculty 100% wet labs $131,610 $506 cost-per-student Redesign 2 sections (~140) 4 faculty 50% wet, 50% virtual $98,033 $350 cost-per-student
VIRGINIA TECH Linear Algebra Traditional 38 sections (~40) 10 tenured faculty, 13 instructors, 15 GTAs 2 hours per week $91 cost-per-student Redesign Single section (1520) 1 tenured faculty, graduate & under- graduate assistants 24 x 7 in open computer lab $21 cost-per-student
NCAT COURSE REDESIGN PLANNING RESOURCES Five Models for Course Redesign Five Principles of Successful Course Redesign Readiness Criteria Course Planning Tool Five Models for Assessing Student Learning Cost Reduction Strategies Five Critical Implementation Issues Planning Checklist
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