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


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Omelian, Jacquelyn. "Peer Review of Teaching Portfolio: Learning & Motivation (PSYC 368)" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 197. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/197


This portfolio is a reflection and report on the peer review process undertaken during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The work presented here provides a description of the PSYC 368: Learning and Motivation course as it was delivered in an asynchronous, 14-week format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This large (150 student) lecture-style course is open to any student who has completed Introduction to Psychology and attracts students from across multiple colleges and majors. This portfolio has a particular emphasis on a series of major assignments in the course and how they impacted student learning as measured by assessment scores. The results show a significant increase in student performance on the chapter quizzes associated with the active reading activity.