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CTE Workshop: Survey Design, 10:10-11:00am

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Oct 16, 2009
Surveys are popular data collection tools for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects. On the surface, it seems a fairly simple task to write up a set of questions to collect data, but if you don’t write a good survey, the information you get is garbage. This workshop will highlight key elements in designing a good survey. It will also describe some of the biggest mistakes faculty make in conducting surveys. This workshop will include a presentation by and discussion with Dr. Robert Johnson, a Professor in the Educational Studies Department at the University of South Carolina and an expert on classroom assessment and survey design. About the Facilitator: Robert Johnson is Chair of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, where he also teaches courses on classroom assessment and survey design. Dr. Johnson's research focuses on the scoring of performance assessments, educators’ perceptions about ethical classroom assessment practices, and the implementation of collaborative evaluations. This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit To request a reminder for this event, email or call 803-777-8322.