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Monthly Archive for April, 2013

On Tuesday, April 16, the Kaneb Center and the Graduate School held their annual awards dinner to honor the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award winners.  This award honors graduate student instructors and TAs whose teaching demonstrates excellence in the classroom or laboratory.  Chris Maziar, acting dean of the Graduate School, and Kevin Barry, director […]

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The ability of a student to become a self-directed learner relies on the development of their metacognitive skills, or the ability to reflect and assess their own learning and thinking.   Ambrose et al. 2010 states “to become self-directed learners, students must learn to assess the demands of the task, evaluate their own knowledge and skills, […]

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Many courses use collaborative projects throughout the semester which culminate with a large end of semester deliverable (oral presentation, written report, etc).  Evaluation of the deliverable and each students contribution can be difficult.  The Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests weighted peer evaluation as a method for […]

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