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


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Votruba, Ashley. "Peer Review of Teaching Portfolio: Psychology of Social Behavior (PSYC 288)" (2019). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 149. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/149


This course portfolio assesses student learning in the Psychology of Social Behavior course, PSYC 288. This course introduces students to the field of social psychology—the scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people. This course covers the fundamental principles, theories, methods, experiments, and people of social psychology. Student enrollment for this course consists of 200 to 250 undergraduates from a variety of majors with diverse educational backgrounds and familiarity with social psychology. The course portfolio outlines the goals, learning outcomes, and assessments for this course. It then offers a reflective and evidence based analysis of student learning to reflect on whether the learning outcomes were achieved. Finally, the portfolio concludes with my reflections on the successes and challenges presented throughout the semester and planned future changes.