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


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Howard, Reka. "A Peer Review of Teaching Portfolio — STAT 822: Statistical Methods II" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 187. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/187


The peer review of teaching program gave me the opportunity to reflect on my teaching in terms of pedagogical goals and methods for the course Stat 822: Statistical Methods II which is offered to MS level students in the Department of Statistics. Even though the course is part of the list of required courses for MS students in the department, typically about a third of the students are from other departments. The portfolio describes details about how the course fits into the MS program in the Department of Statistics, the context of the course, the learning objectives, expectations from students, the teaching methods, and the outcomes after teaching the course. Writing this portfolio enabled me to improve how I teach Stat 822, how I chose and organize the contents in the course, what types of exercises and assessment I employ that maximizes the learning outcome.