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


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Topliff, Christina L. "VBMS 403: Integrated Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 180. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/180


This portfolio documents the teaching objectives, strategies, assessments, and changes implemented for VBMS 403: Integrated Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases, an Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) 10 Capstone course taught during the Spring Semester through the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Teaching methods and course activities included traditional lecturing with quizzes and examinations, in-class discussions, short reading assignments, and the generation of a scholarly term paper demonstrating broad knowledge, technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, and presentation. This portfolio documents the qualitative and quantitative methods used to assess the course learning objectives (goals). My participation in the Peer Review of Teaching Project was aimed at improving as an instructor in the classroom, demonstrating my commitment to my position and gaining a better understanding of pedagogy. The information and instruction gained by the preparation of this benchmark portfolio was valuable and will be used in my other courses.