Faculty Publications & Research

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Conference Paper/Presentation


Presented at: Saber West 2021 Conference

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diversity, equity, inclusion, student learning, assessment, experimental design


Biology | Education | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences


To increase student engagement and reduce frustration over grades, data is being collected in my Pathophysiology classes on specific assessment questions which require students to think and apply what they have learned to answer assessment questions (“transfer” questions). These questions are being administered both before and after students have completed specific modules to assess their attitude and understanding of the material. Data is also being collected on student study habits before and after specific assessments for correlation with their scores on “transfer” questions. It is hoped to reduce student frustration over grades by analyzing their behavior and improving their understanding.



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