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Abstract Title: Assessment with purpose: Evaluation of the New Faculty Workshop experience
Abstract: Providing effective faculty workshops on the implementation of PER instructional methods is challenging.  If we are to provide excellent educational experiences for the professoriate, we need meaningful, rigorous evaluation of these professional development experiences.  Evaluation is not research, with distinct purposes and audiences.  In this poster, I highlight the evaluation of the AAPT Workshop for New Physics and Astronomy Faculty as a "case study" in workshop evaluation methodology. I will focus on the purpose of the evaluation for multiple audiences – both as  "voice" and advocate for workshop participants, and a "critical friend" for the workshop organizers.  What are the intended workshop outcomes, how are those outcomes assessed, and how is data synthesized and communicated to the workshop organizers in a way that is both digestible and meaningful? The poster should be of interest to evaluators and implementers of professional development programs, as well as researchers in DBER.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Stephanie Chasteen
sciencegeekgirl enterprises LLC
UCB 390
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: 3037753277
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rajendra Chattergoon, University of Colorado
Edward Prather, University of Arizona
Robert Hilborn, American Association of Physics Teachers

Contributed Poster

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