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Closing the Homework Feedback Loop Using Dual-Submission-with-Reflection Homework Methodology

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

New Engineering Educators 3 - Grading: Grate or Great

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New Engineering Educators

Page Count

19

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34290

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https://peer.asee.org/34290

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Timothy Aaron Wood The Citadel Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3926-7314

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Timothy A Wood is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel. He acquired a Bachelor's in Engineering Physics Summa Cum Laude with Honors followed by Civil Engineering Master's and Doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. His technical research focuses on the intersection of soil-structure interaction and structural/geotechnical data. He encourages students pushing them toward self-directed learning through reading, and inspiring enthusiasm for the fields of structural and geotechnical engineering. Dr. Wood aims to recover the benefits of classical-model, literature-based learning in civil engineering education.

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Dan D. Nale

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Dan D. Nale is Professor of Practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel. Dan received a BS in Civil Engineering from The Citadel and both a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Dan also earned a MBA from Mercer University. Dan worked in the aerospace industry for Grumman on the Space Shuttle before working for Gulfstream Aerospace for 35 years in Savannah, Georgia. At Gulfstream, Dan was responsible for Research and Development, Program Management, Engineering, Flight Operations & Flight Test. Dan Nale retired from Gulfstream in April of 2019 as the Senior VP of Programs, Engineering & Test. Dr. Nale has serve as an FAA Designated Engineer Representative for the FAA, is a professional engineering in the state of Georgia and holds a private pilot's license.

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Ryan Kent Giles P.E. The Citadel

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Ryan Kent Giles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel. Ryan received both a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in History from Rice University before earning his MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His technical research interests are in structural health monitoring, design optimization, and historic structures. He is also interested in the history of engineering and integrating the liberal arts into engineering education.

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Abstract

Homework in engineering courses serves many purposes critical to student learning and success. For the students, homework provides an opportunity for concept and procedural practice with feedback and correction, as well as support for the development and refinement of engineering mental models. For the instructor, homework supplies insight on student progress through formative assessment and identification of student challenges. A dual-submission-with-reflection homework methodology comprehensively addresses each of these intended purposes. In the dual-submission homework process, students submit initial homework solution attempts followed by a second submission of corrected and assessed work. Each submission is accompanied by a reflection coversheet. The instructor then evaluates both submission and the reflection coversheets. The dual submission process successfully addresses the need for student practice, feedback, and correction while increasing the teaching efficiency of the instructor. The reflection coversheets for each submission require students to consider the completeness of submissions, their knowledge development, areas of greatest mastery and greatest confusion, and communicate their understanding to the instructor. A literature review of both homework strategies and classroom assessment techniques shows the development of the dual-submission-with-reflection homework methodology. The instructors administer the methodology through syllabus explanations, coversheet templates, and online learning management systems. Instructors discuss the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the methodology. Results from student surveys illustrate the effectiveness of each component of the dual-submission-with-reflection homework methodology.

Wood, T. A., & Nale, D. D., & Giles, R. K. (2020, June), Closing the Homework Feedback Loop Using Dual-Submission-with-Reflection Homework Methodology Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34290

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