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


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Trucke, Jill. "ACCT 301: Using Accounting Information — A Peer Review of Teaching Benchmark Portfolio" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 184. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/184


This benchmark course portfolio documents my process to evaluate and improve student learning in ACCT301, Using Accounting Information. This course is designed for non-accounting majors who desire to have a better understanding of different aspects of accounting that goes beyond the introductory financial and managerial accounting courses. It covers income taxes, financial statement analysis and internal controls. I had four objectives for this benchmark portfolio project:

1. To evaluate the quantity and quality of my assessments and course activities to ensure they are in line with the goals that I have for this course.

2. To ensure my goals are meeting the needs of my students upon completion of the course and graduation by evaluating the outcomes of assessments and course activities.

3. To determine if I still need to use a textbook for this course.

4. To evaluate the current teaching methodology of the flipped classroom setting.

To evaluate student learning, I utilized surveys at the beginning of the semester as well as surveys after the two main components, income taxes and financial statement analysis. I evaluated correlation between different types of assignments and exam results. I also used qualitative data for further support that I was meeting the goals set out in this course.