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ERIC Number: EJ796621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Warts and All: Using Student Portfolio Outcomes to Facilitate a Faculty Development Workshop
Andrade, Glenna
Assessing Writing, v12 n3 p199-212 2007
In 2004, the Department of Writing Studies at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, the U.S., began an assessment of student outcomes for two first-year writing courses (Fall 04 to Fall 05) to evaluate performance on previously established criteria. A study of the students' Portfolio Assessment Sheets concluded that one pervasive problem was "Development" as determined partly by low A grades in the two courses. To engage the faculty (full-time and adjunct), the grades from Fall 04, Spring 05, and Fall 05 were presented during a Summer Workshop in June 2006. After analyzing a sample student essay, the 28 faculty participants discussed the implications of "Development" and evaluated the presentation itself. This case study of one college's participatory exercise in improving writing found some faculty resistance and some unintended results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island