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Friday, October 20 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Assessment & Modality Modulation: Examining student learning outcomes in changing academic environments

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During the peak of the Covid crisis, academic programs across the country quickly pivoted from face-to-face to online instruction to serve the needs of our students. The global pandemic’s lingering effects have not been all bad, as institutions quickly realized that much of the content we teach can be delivered successfully in a wide range of modalities: in person and online, synchronously and asynchronously, in shorter 8-week bursts or traditional full-semester courses. Faculty members who once only taught face-to-face learned to deliver content using a range of new technologies and teaching techniques. Student populations have also shifted, with many institutions eliminating standardized entry exams (ACT, SAT), expanding undergraduate access to previous under-served and under-represented communities, and many students staying closer to home. How are assessment teams pivoting in concert with expanding delivery methods, and what effect are these changes having on student learning outcomes? This panel examines some of those effects, such as: • Whether students who transfer (from community colleges or regional campuses) fare the same as students accepted to four-year institutions as freshmen, • Whether the course’s delivery method (8-week v. 16-week, face-to-face v. online, synchronous v. asynchronous, etc.) affects student scores on key learning outcomes, and • Whether International students have as much success in introductory journalism/media classes as those based in America
Panelists: Laura K. Smith, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Nina Brook, Univ. of South Carolina-Columbia
William Hanff, University of the District of Columbia
Teresa (Terry) Filipowicz, Pima Community College, Arizona

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Laura Smith

Senior Instructor, University of South Carolina
Laura Smith is a senior instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at UofSC.  She has more than 30 years of broadcast industry and university-level teaching experience – specializing in Journalism and Mass Communications.  She teaches an array of classes focusing... Read More →

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Terry Filipowicz

Instructional Faculty, Pima Community College
Teresa (Terry) Filipowicz is Student Media Advisor, Instructional Faculty, Journalism and Media Discipline Coordinator, and Journalism and Media Online Master Course Lead at Pima Community College. She's especially involved and interested in community, industry, and business partnerships... Read More →
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William Hanff

Assistant Professor, University of District of Columbia
William Hanff received his BA in Radio/Television from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1994, his MS in Broadcasting from Boston University (BU) in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Media Philosophy from the European Graduate School (EGS) in 2006. His dissertation title was “Documentary... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

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