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Journal of Faculty Development Abstract

Journal of Faculty Development Abstract

Stephen Carr, Published co-author "Feedback for the Future: Building a Classroom Observation Tool for the TCU Community"

Technology is changing the landscape of higher education. As the editors of this special issue have noted, technology has been particularly useful when trying to solve problems. At Texas Christian University (TCU), we employed technology to create a tool that would help standardize the evaluation of teaching while still offering enough flexibility for discipline-specific activities, innovative methods, and non-traditional classrooms. Our tool provides a robust, secure, and enduring record of the classroom experience, thereby facilitating rich and ongoing discussions about teaching and learning. In this article, we discuss the process of designing and implementing a digital classroom observation tool that provides both standards and structure to the observation process while still honoring a diversity of classroom experiences.

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