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  • Help Students Make Sense of Midterm Grades

    Help Students Make Sense of Midterm Grades

    By Terri J. Matiella, Ph.D. UTSA 2020-21 Next-Gen Faculty Fellow Co-Director, Core Curriculum and Assessment for Environmental Science Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology Midterm...

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    Assessment Design to Deepen Learning and Promote Academic Integrity

    By Terri J. Matiella, Ph.D. UTSA 2020-21 Next-Gen Faculty Fellow Co-Director, Core Curriculum and Assessment for Environmental Science Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology Adjusting...

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    Microlectures

    By Terri J. Matiella, Ph.D. UTSA 2020-21 Next-Gen Faculty Fellow Co-Director, Core Curriculum and Assessment for Environmental Science Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology As...

  • Using Extra Credit as a Motivational Tool

    Using Extra Credit as a Motivational Tool

    By Terri J. Matiella, Ph.D. UTSA 2020-21 Next-Gen Faculty Fellow Co-Director, Core Curriculum and Assessment for Environmental Science Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology The...

  • Academic Integrity

    Every faculty member faces the daunting task of upholding academic integrity in a world that provides more and more opportunities for cheating. Thanks to modern...

  • Grading

    Grades are a fact of life, but they don’t have to be counterproductive educationally if students know what to expect. Here are some general suggestions...

  • Formative Assessment

    Formative Assessment

    Formative assessment provides feedback for instructors and learners so they can make changes that improve learning.  By conducting frequent and on-going assessment, you can make...

  • Summative Assessment

    Summative assessments evaluate student learning according to a benchmark. Formative vs. Summative Assessment Tests and Quizzes Many of us were educated on a model of...

  • Assignments

    All assignments require essential components to ensure that students and teachers understand not only the learning objective of the assignment, but the steps needed to...

  • Rubrics

    Rubrics provide structure and information that both students and faculty value.  For students, rubrics take the guesswork out of how faculty evaluate their work. For...