Oct. 24 Faculty Showcase: Strategies for Large Enrollment Classes

Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm @ Health and Learning Center Room 2403  

2:00 - 2:05 Welcome

2:05 - 2:30 John Tingerthal

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Title: Leveraging Textbook Website across Multiple Sections

Description: In an introductory engineering mechanics course, we use a website to provide students with tutorials, practice problems and homework assignments. By merging sections online, we are able to divide the work required to set up assignments and manage the process. This presentation will also describe the larger picture of how we use the website to blend the course, including strategies to scaffold learning and minimize issues associated with online assignments.

Bio: John Tingerthal joined the Construction Management faculty at Northern Arizona University in 2007. His engineering career spans a variety of design and forensic engineering experiences. He spent the first eight years of his career performing structural consulting engineering in Chicago. He earned his Doctorate in Education and is currently the Associate Chair of the Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering Department. His academic interests lie in the field of discipline-based education. John is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction(AISC), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

2:40 - 3:10 James Rall

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Title: Using Pearson’s Learning Catalytics in an Undergraduate Large Enrollment Physics Classroom

Description: Pearson’s Learning Catalytics is a device independent student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system, which allows the instructor to “use open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.” Dr. Rall will discuss how he uses Pearson’s Learning Catalytics to engage and assess his student as well as present some of the results generated from this semester’s classes of 70 and 130 students.

3:15 - 3:45 Brandon Cruickshank

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title: Encouraging Students to Re-engage with Exam Material

Description: Dr. Cruickshank will discuss three methods he has used in General Chemistry courses to encourage students to re-engage with the material after exams are completed and returned.

Bio: Brandon Cruickshank is a Professor of Chemistry at Northern Arizona University. He has a keen interest in using technology to improve teaching and learning in large lecture classes. He primarily teaches the general chemistry sequence with class sizes as large as 200 students.

3:45 - 4:00 Wrap Up