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


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Hanson-Bradley, Carrie L. "A Benchmark Portfolio Evaluation CYAF 280: Family Science" (2020). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 162. digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/162.


This portfolio describes the process of revising and assessing student learning in CYAF 280 Family Science. The course is housed in the department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies and provides an introduction to family science with an emphasis on the intersection of theory, research, and real-life application. CYAF 280 is a large-section undergraduate course and is required for CYAF Majors. It is also an ACE 6 course and draws students from multiple disciplines. This portfolio describes the process of utilizing a backwards design to revise course goals and learning objectives. An outline and justification for a schedule revision are provided. And examples of how class instructions and assignments were revised to align with course objectives are discussed. Reflection on each goal of this project and complications due to the Covid-19 Pandemic is discussed throughout.