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



Leilani Arthurs

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Course portfolio developed as part of the UNL Peer Review of Teaching Project (peerreview.unl.edu)

Copyright (c) 2013 Leilani Arthurs


The Peer Review of Teaching (PRT) program provides faculty members the environment, support, structure, and time to carefully think about how they teach a particular course. PRT benchmark portfolios are prepared as a part of this program to assist faculty members in reflecting on and documenting their instructional practices and the potential impact they have on student learning.

This benchmark portfolio targets the Spring 2013 semester of GEOL 106: Environmental Geology. It documents the course objectives that provided the foundation for the instructional approach, the course-level learning goals that defined what students should be able to do by the end of the course, a description of the approach to teaching intended to facilitate students attainment of the learning goals, examples of the instructional strategies and assessments used in the course, and the student learning outcomes (i.e. what students actually can do with respect to the learning goals at the semester's end.