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Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program
written by Eleanor W. Close, Jean-Michel Mailloux-Huberdeau, Hunter G. Close, and David Donnelly
Over the past five years, we in the physics department at Texas State University have reformed our calculus-based introductory sequence by implementing a Learning Assistant program, introducing research-based instructional methods, and increasing faculty professional development and instructional mentoring. Students in all sections of these courses now spend a significant portion of class time in small groups, often working through materials from the curricular supplement "Tutorials in Introductory Physics." Over this time, students' normalized gains on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) have increased dramatically and the DFW rate (the percentage of students receiving a grade of D or F, or Withdrawing from the course) has been cut in half. In addition, we have seen that FCI gains for individual faculty increase gradually over several semesters, for both novice and experienced instructors. These data suggest the need for patience with programmatic reform efforts, and for stability in instructor-course assignments.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 88-91
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
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General Physics
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- Physics Education Research
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E. Close, J. Mailloux-Huberdeau, H. Close, and D. Donnelly, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14575&DocID=4752).
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E. Close, J. Mailloux-Huberdeau, H. Close, and D. Donnelly, Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14575&DocID=4752>.
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Close, E., Mailloux-Huberdeau, J., Close, H., & Donnelly, D. (2017, July 26-27). Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14575&DocID=4752
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Close, E, J. Mailloux-Huberdeau, H. Close, and D. Donnelly. "Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14575&DocID=4752 (accessed 28 September 2021).
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Close, Eleanor, Jean-Michel Mailloux-Huberdeau, Hunter Close, and Dave Donnelly. "Characterization of time scale for detecting impacts of reforms in an undergraduate physics program." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 88-91 of PER Conference. 28 Sep. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14575&DocID=4752>.
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