Resource of the Month

The resource for November, Keeping Students “on Their Toes and on Their Game”: Serendipitous Findings in Students’ Assessments and Reactions, is found in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The article, written by Kathy L. Pelletier, examines the effects of two-minute papers and mini-quizzes on exam scores and student attendance. According to its website, the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching is published “by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences.”

The purpose of the Resource of the Month is twofold:
1) To encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by providing examples of high-quality research.
2) To provide faculty with innovative ideas that promote effective pedagogy.