Date/Time: Saturday August 4, 2012 from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Description: Professors routinely provide their students with feedback on written works such as essays, papers, case analysis, and projects. Yet, accounting faculty members often lack knowledge about alternative feedback methods or their effects on student learning. This session will introduce accounting faculty members to feedback best practices from higher education research.
Learning objectives: --Reflect on feedback practices --Learn about alternative feedback approaches --Discuss the findings and recommendations of higher education research
The session will be conducted as follows: --Participants review and provide feedback on a short accounting paper --Large group debrief; discuss various approaches for the sample paper --Facilitators lead participants through a series of active-learning discussions about alternative feedback approaches
Participants will be given electronic access to a PDF faculty handbook on feedback developed by the presenters (to be posted in AAA Commons). The handbook will summarize the various approaches to giving feedback, describe the relationship between types of feedback and student learning, and provide research-based recommendations for making feedback more effective and efficient.
Field of Study: Personal Development
Program Level: Overview
Method of Delivery: Group — Live
Intended Audience: Faculty members teaching any course at the introductory, intermediate, or advanced level
Format/Structure: The workshop will consist of short lectures and activities, in which participants will practice applying feedback. Participants will also discuss the results of higher education research.
Learning Objective: Reflect on feedback practices
Learn about alternative feedback approaches
Discuss the findings and recommendations of higher education research
Prerequisites: Prior experience providing students with feedback on written work OR experience as a student receiving feedback on written work
Advanced Preparation Required: Recollect experiences providing and/or receiving feedback on written work