Data Drives Education at Iowa
Published Date 
September, 2015
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Telling the UI Story through Assessment

When Wayne Jacobson, PhD, Director of the Office of Assessment, arrived at the University of Iowa from Seattle five years ago, one of the first things he discovered was how extensively campus departments were already engaged in a variety of assessment strategies.

“The university has made...Read more

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Faculty Member Collaborates on New Teaching Research

The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) collaborates with instructors on research studies about how our programs and services support student learning outcomes. Faculty members can then use these scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) outcomes to make more informed...Read more

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ACE Just Got Easier

Thanks to the efforts of OTLT Enterprise Instructional Technology (EIT) and the support of collegiate administrators and faculty, members of the Class of 2019 may never experience a printed course evaluation form. Assessing the Classroom Environment—better known as “ACE”—forms are now “ACE...Read more

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Hot off the Presses!

The sixth edition of the Handbook for Teaching Excellence is now available from the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching. This popular, succinct booklet is an essential guide to teaching at Iowa that addresses questions such as “Who are my students?”, “How can I more...Read more