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Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources, 2016-2017: Google Apps for Classroom Assessment

Door Prize Books

Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2011). The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning  

Miller, M. D. (2016). Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology

Books available in IUP Libraries

Mezeske, B. A. and Mezeske, R.J. (2007). Beyond tests and quizzes : creative assessments in the college classroom   San Francisco : Jossey-Bass.  Call No.   LB2368 .B49 2007

Wylie, E. C. (2012). Improving formative assessment practice to empower student learning.  Thousand Oaks, CA. : Corwin Press. Call No. LB2822.75 .I52 2012

Magna Commons videos

SoTL Articles

Bell, M. C., Simone, P. M., & Whitfield, L. C. (2016). Evaluation of 'out­of­the­box' textbook technology supplements on student learning. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2(2), 112­124. doi:10.1037/stl0000057

Carter, D., & Crichton, S. (2014). Empowering twenty-­first century assessment practices: Designing technologies as agents of change. Educational Media International, 51(4), 295­309. doi:10.1080/09523987.2014.977007 . 

Gleason, J. (2012). Using technology­assisted instruction and assessment to reduce the effect of class size on student outcomes in undergraduate Mathematics courses. College Teaching, 60(3), 87­94. 

Juniu, S. (2006). Use of technology for constructivist learning in a performance assessment class. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 10(1), 67­79. doi:10.1207/s15327841mpee1001_5  

Lawrie, G. A., Matthews, K. E., Bailey, C., Kavanagh, L. J., Gahan, L. R., Weaver, G. C., & ... Taylor, M. (2014). Technology supported facilitation and assessment of small group collaborative inquiry learning in large first-year classes.  Journal of Learning Design, 7(2), 121.  

Mostert, M., & Snowball, J. D. (2013). Where angels fear to tread: Online peer ­assessment in a large first-­year class. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(6), 674­686. doi:10.1080/02602938.2012.683770

Preszler, R. W., Dawe, A., Shuster, C. B., & Shuster, M. (2007). Assessment of the effects of student response systems on student learning and attitudes over a broad range of biology courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education6(1), 29-41.

Reardon, K. A. (2015). Computerized writing assessment technology: Business law students weigh in on its use in the college classroom for developing workplace ­ready writing. Computers and Composition, 38(Part A), 32­44. doi:10.1016/j.compcom.2015.09.005. 

Schlegel, E. M., & Selfridge, N. J. (2014). Fun, collaboration and formative assessment: Skinquizition, a class wide gaming competition in a medical school with a large class. Medical Teacher, 36(5), 447­449. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2014.888409  

Session Handouts

Center for Teaching Excellence at IUP

Professors often pursue college-level academic careers to pass on the excitement about learning that inspired them as students. There is no doubt that teaching, service, and scholarship are rewarding; but they can be draining as well! So, how do faculty maintain their passion for teaching and the academic life?  One of the most effective ways is by connecting with others through communities of practice.

At IUP, communities of practice are intentionally fostered through the work of the Center for Teaching Excellence and its Reflective Practice Project. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

IUP’s Center for Teaching Excellence was established in the fall of 1989.  Its mission is to provide constructive and developmental mechanisms for nurturing the excellence in teaching which already exists at IUP. These mechanisms will honor our differences and build on our strengths by:

  • Achieving the goals and missions of IUP, its faculty, and its students as they relate to teaching

  • Facilitating the professional and personal development of faculty through teaching excellence activities

  • Defining and providing mechanisms for enhancing and recognizing excellent teaching

  • Stimulating thinking, discussion, and research on teaching excellence

  • Effective Teaching is a reflective process that incorporates critical self-appraisal and hard work

‚ÄčDirector: Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis

103 Stabley Library

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 724-357-7800

Visi the CTE webpage for resources to support quality teaching and faculty development or watch an introductory video.


Using Google Apps Reminder

This is a reminder that while there is not a prohibition on the use of Google Apps/programs by IUP faculty, Google has consistently been unwilling to agree to the Commonwealth's terms and conditions.  Therefore, when a student or faculty member agrees to a 'click through I agree' with Google, it is doing so as an individual and not binding IUP to those terms. The advice IT has received from PASSHE legal is that the faculty member could take personal liability if - for instance - a FERPA violation would occur using these tools. As a result, IT Services does not support Google usage and users are basically 'on their own' when they choose to use it. There is no intent to either create conflict or infringe on faculty academic freedom.  This is for informational purposes to serve strictly as a caution.

For more information, please visit the IUP website: