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


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Johnson Jorgensen, Jennifer. "Investigating Student Learning Outcomes in Visual Merchandising: A Peer Review of Teaching Portfolio of TMFD 314 Textile and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 182. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/182


Students in TMFD 314 learn how to attract consumers to products found in brick-and-mortar stores and online, which leads to heightened sales for brands and retailers. However, based on shifting instruction of the course, it was anticipated that updates were needed. A pre-and post-test was employed to determine how updates should be approached, which helped to determine the students’ perceived level of knowledge on different topic areas. In addition, an investigation of student grades for the first and final project was also assessed to determine areas of possible improvement in the future. Overall, it became clear that a few key updates are needed to enhance this course in the future.