Assessing Impact of InTeGrate Materials in an Introductory Environmental Science Course
Thursday 3:00pm Northrop Hall: 340
Oral Session Part of Thursday B: Program and Faculty Development
Tara Holmberg, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Using InTeGrate modules in an Introduction to Environmental Science course since the spring of 2016, gains in student achievement in objectives related to soils, agriculture, mining, climate change, among others have been measureable. The Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) with InTeGrate and QUBES was in Spring 2016 was invaluable in guidance with the initial modules used in the course: A Growing Concern and Soils, Systems, and Society. Additional modules were added in the fall of 2016 (Climate of Change and Natural Hazards and Risks) to strengthen the course. Most recently, experiences as a co-mentor for the new cohort of InTeGrate FMN using the QUBES platform, in the Spring of 2017, has led to a new depth of reflection and addition modules added: The Wicked Problem of Global Food Security and Mining and Mining Impacts. Student feedback and results of assessments will be shared as part of the session.