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K-State Today

June 9, 2020

Teaching and Learning Center study on instructors' perceptions of their teaching during spring 2020 semester

Submitted by Donald A. Saucier

Greetings K-State Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students!

This is a friendly reminder about a study being conducted by the Teaching and Learning Center. If you taught a class at K-State during the spring 2020 semester, then this study is for you. 

This study was previously mentioned among the COVID-19 updates and information sent via email to campus by Faculty Senate President, Mindy Markham, on Wednesday, May 27. If you already participated in this study, the TLC thanks you for your time. If you have yet to participate, please keep reading.

The TLC is recruiting graduate students, staff and faculty for a study we are conducting examining instructors' perceptions of their teaching. If you taught during the spring 2020 semester, we are especially interested in what you have to say.

More specifically, we seek to develop a hierarchy of teaching needs that provides the foundation for, and helps to identify barriers to, instructors achieving their full potential and optimal experience in their teaching. This study will help us better understand the domains in which instructors feel supported and less supported in their teaching, and will inform our future professional development offerings to optimize teaching at K-State.

In our study, you will have the opportunity to complete measures of your engagement and self-efficacy in your teaching, your perceptions of factors that influence your ability to teach well, your subjective experiences in teaching, and your perceptions of how you can be better supported in your teaching. Our study will take less than 20 minutes to complete.

If you haven't done so already, please take the study online. We would be grateful if you would take the time to complete our study. 

Donald A. Saucier, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychological Sciences and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Faculty Associate Director Teaching and Learning Center
Kansas State University