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Teacher centered assessment tools

Carbon copy forms

Typical usage - End of class (5-7 minutes)
What is learned - Get basic feedback about the class and its content
Advantages - Informal and quick. Can give a complete copy of the results to the course instructor right away.
Potential disadvantages - Lack detailed information, making it hard to determine the reason behind some answers.
Special notes - Important to emphasize to students to include written comments as these can help supplement numerical responses.
Contact - Printed cards may be obtained from Lori Lee.

Entry & exit slips

Typical usage - Start and end of class (5-7 minutes total)
What is learned - Lets you know what students expected to learn and how well those expectations were met.
Advantages - Informal, open-ended. Provides instant feedback.
Potential disadvantages - Students are usually in a hurry to leave and may not complete the exit portion very thoroughly.

Generic online/opscan forms

Typical usage - End of class (5-7 minutes).
What is learned - Focus of assessment is on presentation skills and technique.
Advantages - Quick and easy to administer. Provides good overview of session performance. Statistical report easy to generate.
Potential disadvantages - Lack detailed information, making it hard to determine the reason behind some answers. Students may not read questions closely or take answers seriously.
Special notes - Important to emphasize to students to include written comments as these can help supplement numerical responses.
Contacts - Preprinted forms are available in department office.

Assignment-based online/opscan forms

Special notes - Very similar in most respects to the generic online/opscan above but is designed for those instructional sessions that are oriented towards a specific class assignment.


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Newman Library tour options

Self-guided audio tour

Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit. Locations and services are highlighted, and the tour takes about an hour. You can use your mobile device or check out an iPad from the Circulation Desk.