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QEP Staff: Active Learning Strategies: Supplemental Instruction (SI): Bottleneck Courses: Transition Programs:
Bill Waller, Director (S603A, 713-221-8404) Assess this! is a blog devoted to information and resources about new and better ways to promote learning in higher education, with a special focus on high-impact educational practices, student engagement, general/liberal education, and assessment of learning. Sponsored by the UHD Office of Institutional Effectiveness. What is SI?

• ENG 1302 - Freshman Comp II (classroom stuff)

• Freshman Summer Success Program

  1. 2007
  2. 2008
  3. 2009
  4. 2010

2007 FSSP student progress report

2008 FSSP student progress report

• Tammis Thomas, Student Success Coordinator (S1046, 713-221-8210)

• Calendar of events (2009-2010):

  1. September 21: Saundra McGuire from LSU will hold a half-day workshop entitled "Increasing Success in Higher Education by Teaching Students How to Learn." Time and location TBA.
  2. October 28: "Next-Generation Education for Next-Generation Students" Webinar, 1:00-2:00 pm, location A701.
  3. December 1: "Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom" Webinar, 2:30 pm, location A701.
  4. Feb. 11: “Engaging Students: Practical Strategies for Success” Webinar, 12:00-1:30 pm, location A701.
  5. Math Placement Test Review Sessions. June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10. Held in S604. Time 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Contact Ken Luke at 713-221-8985 for more information. View flyer here.
  6. August 21: Freshman Convocation. Contact Tammis Thomas at 713-221-8210 for more information.

Spring 2010 SI Leader Schedule (S405)

• MATH 1301 - College Algebra (classroom stuff)

Your First College Year Survey 2007 (UHD's numbers)

Your First College Year Survey 2009 (UHD's numbers)

• Some Short Articles/Presetations About Student Engagement/Active Learning:

  1. A Baker's Dozen Strategies to Foster Engagement
  2. The Interactive Lecture
  3. Five Quick and Easy Active Learning Strategies
  4. Beyond Lecturing
  5. The QEP's Rationale for Student Engagement/Active Learning
  6. Is Retention Improvement Within Colleges' Reach?
  7. Access Without Support Is Not Opportunity
  8. Guiding Forces: Emerging Trends and Their Impact on Student Outcomes
• Ken Luke, Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction (S405, 713-221-8985) • UHD Library "Active Learning" Collection:
  1. Books
  2. Journals
  3. More books titles here!
• SI stats:
  1. Fall 2006 Student Survey results
  2. Spring 2008 Student Survey results
  3. Student questionnaire
  4. Fall 2006 Faculty Survey results
  5. Fall 2007 Faculty Survey results
  6. Fall 2008 Faculty Survey results
  7. Faculty questionnaire
• HIST 1305 -U.S. History I (classroom stuff)  
• Jerrie Haynes, QEP Administrative Assistant (S655, 713-223-7926) Curriculum Development Grant Announcement 2009 (download) Tips from faculty for encouraging student participation in SI sessions • Course and learning outcomes:
  1. Course outcomes (grades)
  2. Tracking students forward
  3. Learning outcomes
• Edgar Gatica, Student Programmer Emeritus

First-Day Student Questionnaire (download)

Tips for using the Questionnaire

Advising Recommendation for Assistance Form

Advising Recommendation for Assistance Form Instructions

Tips from faculty for utilizing the SI leader in the classroom • Active Learning Classroom Survey (Spring 2007 results):
  1. ENG 1302
  2. MATH 1301
  3. HIST 1305
  4. Questionnaire

• Spring 2009 results:

  1. ENG 1302
  2. MATH 1301
  3. HIST 1305
  4. Questionnaire
• Nghia Tran, Student Programmer Emeritus

• Q-Tube (Video clips of active learning in the classroom at UHD and special events. Requires RealPlayer.)

  1. 2008 QEP Formative Summit Part 1
  2. 2008 QEP Formative Summit Part 2

Other SI comments:

  1. Faculty question #9
  2. Faculty question #10
  3. Faculty question #11b
  4. Miscellaneous student comments
  5. SI Leader Survey, Fall 2009
  6. SI Leader Survey, Spring 2010
• JoAnn Pavletich, ENG 1302 Lead Teacher
 

National Survey of Student Engagement 2003 (UHD's numbers)

National Survey of Student Engagement 2008 (UHD's numbers)

SI Leader Recruitment Flyer (download and help us recruit good SI leaders!)

Timothy Redl, MATH 1301 Lead Teacher

• Austin Allen, HIST 1305 Lead Teacher

• QEP reports

  1. Table of FTIC Student Achievement
  2. Accuplacer Scores and Student Achievement
  3. Table of FTIC Student Outcomes in Some Key Courses
  4. QEP Second Year Report