Free ticketed event
This workshop will show instructors how to leverage good feedback practices in their classrooms to improve student engagement with a course and its content. It will cover all aspects of a complete feedback loop — both instructional team to students, and students to instructional team — and connect feedback practices in this loop to empirical research about student learning, motivation, and engagement. Activities consist of three modules, focusing on similar structures: providing feedback from the instructional team to students; receiving and processing feedback from students; and synthesizing outcomes and reflections from the first two modules, with the goal of collaboratively developing strategies and best practices that will inspire student engagement. The output of the final module will be shared broadly and made available to all workshop participants beyond the conference through a publicly accessible web page.
Tameka Clarke Douglas, Ph.D. is a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She also serves as the Coordinator for the Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Training and Support Program in the College of Engineering. She holds a PhD in Engineering Education (Purdue University), a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Lehigh University), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Morgan State University) and a Teacher Certification/License in Secondary Mathematics (P. Dip Secondary Mathematics), the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Prior to academia, Tameka worked for nine years as a Civil/Structural Design Engineer in the US. Tameka subsequently served at the University of Technology-Jamaica as an Academic Program Director to the newly proposed, first-of-its-kind in the country, Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering Program. Tameka is passionate about research that focuses on program, curricular or course interventions that improve students’ learning experience in undergraduate engineering.
Michelle Soledad, Ph.D. is a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Her research and service interests include teaching and learning experiences in fundamental engineering courses, faculty development and support initiatives – including programs for the future engineering professoriate, and leveraging institutional data to support reflective teaching practices. She has degrees in Electrical Engineering (B.Sc., M.Eng.) from the Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City, Philippines, where she previously held appointments as Assistant Professor and Department Chair for Electrical Engineering. She also previously served as Director for Communications and International Engagement at the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech.
Cassie Wallwey, Ph.D., is a Collegiate Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Engineering Education. She graduated in Spring 2022 with a PhD in Engineering Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and prior to that had earned a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Cassie has been developing and honing her student-centered teaching style over her 8+ years of experience teaching and working with first-year engineering students. Along with a passion for teaching, Cassie is also an active member in the engineering education research community. Throughout graduate school she grew an appreciation for mixed methods research and continues to pursue research areas of interest such as feedback in engineering classrooms, engineering student support and success, and inclusion in engineering.