Center for Faculty Innovation

Knowledge Surveys: Feedback to Feed Forward (Workshop)

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location:  ISAT/CS Building room 259 (nTelos room)


This workshop will introduce participants to Knowledge Surveys and will allow them to create a basic Knowledge Survey. Knowledge Survey can help determine what students think they know about a particular subject and, when administered at strategic times, can tell you how much the students think their knowledge improved from taking a course. Knowledge surveys can also be used to help shape the planning of the subject matter coverage in your course or even individual units.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Understanding the role of Knowledge Surveys in class design,
  • Examining Knowledge Survey data, and
  • Creating items for a partial Knowledge Survey for their class.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching, and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Facilitator: Steven Harper, Ph.D., Engineering.

Participants are encouraged to bring their breakfast or to utilize the POD Express in ISAT Eng/Geo (opens at 7:30 AM) for this morning session.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs. We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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