Early and often: In what ways does your course offer early and formative feedback? Are there frequent low-stakes assessments? Is feedback provided through GPS and mid-term grade reports?
- Important Notes:
FYLI courses must have mechanisms in place to capture data about attendance and performance within the first two weeks of the course.
- FYLI courses must have mechanisms in place to identify students who might benefit from support services such as coaching and to refer them to these services.
Pre-screen or pre-test students for critical course skills, e.g. foundation knowledge, mathematics, critical writing
Auto-graded assessments and other activities that allow for immediate feedback
- Consider using “scratch off” response sheets for in-class activities (e.g., the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique or IF-AT, http://www.epsteineducation.com/home/about/how.aspx ). More information about use of the IF-AT system is available through the Faculty Development Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider team-based learning (http://www.skylight.science.ubc.ca/team_based_learning)
Make the first few reading assignments available online to allow students to begin work even if they have not yet purchased the textbook