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2007 Survey Of Summer Sessions Students At The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Paul Savory Apr 2007

2007 Survey Of Summer Sessions Students At The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

During Summer 2007, UNL Summer Sessions (FlexEd) surveyed summer students to learn about their experience in taking a summer course(s). The survey results will offer confirmation of what we are doing well and will provide guidance on areas of improvement and better strategies for marketing UNL summer opportunities. A total of 227 students completed the survey. Fifteen summer classes were selected to complete a paper-based or electronic version of the survey. The classes were from three different summer sessions and used different delivery mechanisms (on-campus, studio, distance education).


Pre/Post Assessment Of Abilities, Paul Savory Jan 2007

Pre/Post Assessment Of Abilities, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

One approach to assess if students are learning in a course is to conduct a pre-test, post-test assessment of the course material. By comparing the two results, one can make an assessment of the knowledge learned in the course. For certain types of courses, it can be a challenge in defining an assessment instrument that measure student knowledge. This example is one I have developed for my IMSE 440/840 (Discrete Event Computer Simulation) course. Students are asked rate their ability for key course objectives defined on the course syllabus. I administer it on the first day of the course ...


Class Exercise For Assessing Abilities And Providing A Structure For A Course, Paul Savory Jan 2006

Class Exercise For Assessing Abilities And Providing A Structure For A Course, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Instructional Materials

I developed this class exercise to assess students abilities and to highlight the range of questions/issues that they will learn in my IMSE 440/840 (Discrete Event Computer Simulation) course. I draw a picture of the case scenario for students and explain the system’s operation to them. I then ask that they complete the questions regarding the system and/or how they would analyze it. Following class, I develop a summary of the range of student answers. At the next class session, I share the range of answers and share what my answers would be and how these ...