Conference Schedule

Effective and Sustainable Feedback Practices in Large University Classes

CC16 • concurrent • Return to conference schedule
Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 10:20 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dillon Hall 256
Lisa Salfi University of Windsor Show biographies
Lisa Salfi is a Learning Specialist in the University of Windsor Faculty of Engineering, providing technical communications instruction, development, and support across the curriculum. Lisa is involved in both teaching and course design at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is focused on authentic assessment and active learning strategies to promote deep learning.

Effective feedback is a critical factor in student learning. However, time and resource constraints create a gap between the literature on feedback and the reality faced by instructors of large classes. Specifically, increasing class sizes impede instructors’ ability to provide thorough, frequent, and timely feedback to each student, especially in qualitative courses; this results in either reduced pedagogical quality or exhausted and discouraged instructors. With a focus on assessment as/of/for learning, this interactive session will examine the challenge of providing effective feedback to students in a manageable and sustainable way when scaling to large classes. Examples of effective assessment strategies will be presented, and participants will be invited to share their own feedback-related insights and experiences.