The First Friday Roundtable series will hold its December session on Friday, Dec. 4. These monthly discussion sessions provide an opportunity for all who teach at the University of Delaware to explore teaching, learning, and assessment practices and issues.
December’s offering, “Considering the right things: Motivate students to evaluate teaching fairly,” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 315 of the Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Course evaluation season is nearly upon us and in this roundtable, experienced faculty members will offer insight into how they have used and conducted end-of-semester course evaluations. Some panelists are or have been department chairs or deans and will contribute input from those perspectives, too. Joy Lynam, UD’s Director of IT Web Development, will also be on the panel to share the experiences and insights she has gained from managing the university’s online course evaluations for nearly fifteen years.
Attendees will also spend some time in this session planning for their end-of-course evaluations. With the help of panelists and other attendees, attendees will compile concrete ideas on how to make the value of these evaluations clear to students so they can provide fair, honest, and useful feedback.