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Mid-Semester Assessment

Jacobson Center Mid-Semester Assessments for Faculty

Many of you have had mid-semester assessments conducted by a Jacobson Center specialist, but if you have not, or prefer to conduct one on your own, here are some other options available through the Sherrerd Center:

Samples of Mid-Semester Assessments

Mid-Semester Assessments Guide


Resources from Recent Teaching Arts Lunches

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Resources from Conferences and Workshops

Mutual Mentoring: Moving Beyond One-Size-Fits-All Mentoring
Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Mount Holyoke College Weissman Center for Leadership
Former Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Professor of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, and Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, UMASS Amherst
May 23, 2012

How to Comment on Student Papers and Why: Responding to Student Writing
Jefferson Hunter, Helen/Laura Shedd Professor, Smith College, English Language & Literature
January 28, 2011

Keynote Address at UMASS Amherst's New England Conference for Student Success
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
September, 2011


Academic Support for Faculty

Educational Technology Services

Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching, and Learning
Provides services and resources including writing-counseling, the Mid-Semester Assessment Program, tutorial services, the Jacobson Center Teaching Series available on Moodle and many others

Provost's Office Teaching Information

Smith Libraries Services for Faculty

Resources from the Office of Disability Services

Disability Accomodation Process

Implementing Universal Instructional Design in College Courses

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

The Faculty Room
Faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions can learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.



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New England Faculty Development Consortium

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