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Using Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

By Amy Erickson Useful Feedback Excelsior instructors are asked to provide feedback prior to a class being half completed. For many of us teaching eight-week courses, that halfway point was last week. Although I feel comfortable giving students thorough, constructive feedback, I...  [Read More]

Feedback on Your Feedback

By Amy Erickson Feedback is a critical tool for online instructors. Without the face-to-face interaction of the classroom, instructors must rely on assignments and online discussions to gauge student comprehension. Take a moment now and consider the feedback you give to students....  [Read More]

Faculty Needs Assessment Launched: How May We Help to Support Your Work?

This week instructional faculty will be sent a link to complete the Faculty Needs Assessment, a survey created to identify areas in which the College can provide further faculty development and support services for effective teaching. The survey will take approximately 15...  [Read More]

Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism in an Online Environment

By Dr. Wendy Trevor, executive director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CETLA)  As instructors, we want to help our students develop their disciplinary knowledge as well as their academic skills. Our road to this end is filled with good...  [Read More]

Accommodating Different Educational Levels

One of the most interesting aspects of teaching at Excelsior College is having students from so many different educational backgrounds. One of the most challenging aspects of teaching at Excelsior College is having students from so many different educational backgrounds. Did I...  [Read More]

Faculty Satisfaction Survey Nets Valuable Feedback

In October-November 2012, Excelsior College sent out the first Faculty Satisfaction Survey (FSS) to 799 faculty members. This survey will be sent out annually, just as the Staff Satisfaction Survey is done on a yearly basis. The results from the first survey...  [Read More]