Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Wesley, Katherine. "Peer-Review of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio For EDAD 845: Human Resource Management in Higher Education" (2019). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 138. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/138


This benchmark portfolio is the final product of a Peer Review of Teaching Project in which a required course in the Department of Educational Administration’s online Master of Arts degree was the focus. A single learning objective was focused upon and achieved through the thoughtful and purposeful “backward design” of the course, a cornerstone of the university’s peer review model. Students demonstrated the benefit of understanding and working within their unique talents via StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, through multiple assignments and relative in-depth conversation with me, the instructor of the course and certified Gallup Strengths Coach. Ultimately, the “benefit” was further confirmed through inductive coding of student narratives within a mid-course Survey and end of course student evaluation.