Brown bag lunch series: Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes
Second topic: A conference for undergrads: Assessing students in large classes using poster presentations
Poster presentations in a 300+ student class? Professor Jens Prussner will discuss how he engages his class by having groups of students prepare poster presentations. The students then participate in a class research conference where they receive feedback from him and the TAs.
For any additional information, please contact tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The goal of the Evaluation and Feedback in Large Classes brown bag lunch series is to engage the McGill community in considering effective strategies for evaluating student work and providing feedback to students in large classes. The series features McGill instructors who have developed effective and creative approaches for evaluating and providing feedback, to students in their large classes and provides a forum for discussion among peers dealing with similar issues.
The series is sponsored by the Assessment Working Group, a group of faculty and students, with representatives from Teaching and Learning Services, the Library and the McGill Writing Centre. The group examines current evaluation practices within the University and makes recommendations for enhancing student assessment and feedback at McGill.
Large Classes: Are you teaching a large class? Is this for you? The definition of a large class is contextual: it depends on the discipline and the course objectives. If your class feels like a large class, it probably is a large one. We encourage you to attend if you are interested in the topic.