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Continuous Improvement of Teaching via Peer and Administrator Classroom Observation

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 1: Programs, Pedagogies, and Practices

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Engineering Management

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Ekaterina Koromyslova South Dakota State University

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Ekaterina Koromyslova, an Assistant Professor in Operations Management, has PhD in Economics and MS in Business Economics and Management. She has work experience in industry as an analyst-consultant of manufacturing enterprises and managerial work experience as the deputy head of a customer service department in STS Logistics, which is leading 3PL full service provider in the Russian and CIS logistics market.

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Teresa J.K. Hall South Dakota State University

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Hall is currently professor and head of the Construction and Operations Management department at South Dakota State University.

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Byron G. Garry South Dakota State University

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BYRON GARRY is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of
Construction & Operations Management in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. He has been a member of ASEE since 1998. As SDSU ASEE Campus Representative, his goal is to help fellow College of Engineering faculty to be reflective teachers.

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Continuous improvement process can be applied to different areas of higher education, specifically improvement of faculty teaching. Anand, et al., defined continuous improvement as “a systematic effort to seek out and apply new ways of doing work, which is actively and repeatedly making process improvements.” In this light, the lead author has used a triangulation method to improve their teaching effectiveness by being observed in the classroom at the same time by the department head and a peer observer, over several semesters. The paper will frame the current literature on teaching evaluation for growth and development, examine the faculty member’s, the peer’s, and the administrative observer’s perspectives, and discuss how this innovative process has led to continuous improvement of teaching.

Koromyslova, E., & Hall, T. J., & Garry, B. G. (2017, June), Continuous Improvement of Teaching via Peer and Administrator Classroom Observation Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28075

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