Assessing the Effectiveness of a College Teaching Certificate Program

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Responding to the need for increased teaching development of graduate students, our institution offers a 10-credit graduate certificate program in college teaching, open to post-baccalaureates across disciplines. This poster presents preliminary results of a systematic, multi-year assessment of the program intended for improvement. Data from a subset of the over 170 graduates includes student work, feedback surveys from students and faculty, demographic and course data, and course evaluations. The logic model, rubrics, student surveys, and other instruments used to plan and implement the assessment will be shared to inform those at other institutions.


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